Stags Leap Wine Appellation


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Joe Becerra

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Greeter at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
The Greeter at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

Quick Getaways – Stags Leap Wine Appellation – Cabernet Sauvignon

This trip is about an hour from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. If you are in the Sacramento area, it is about 90 minutes away. Stags Leap area is convenient from these metropolitan areas. In four to five hours time or less, you should be able to complete a memorable trip to the Napa Valley wine country.  Stags Leap is Cabernet Sauvignon country. Set your GPS and enjoy your quick getaway to the Napa Valley wine country. Make sure you call the winery and book a time for wine tasting. 

Choose from these Wineries

Judd’s Hill – First winery on the Silverado Trail at Southern end, fun
Stags Leap Wine Cellars – 1973 Cabernet put Napa Valley on the map
Pine Ridge Winery – Beautiful setting, great reds, caves, & good picnic spot
Robert Sinskey Vineyards – Best picnic spot on a hillside setting


Judd’s Hill

The winery is small and family owned. There is a real Judd, Judd Finkelstein in fact, that runs the winery and the custom crush facility there for small winemakers. The wines at Judd’s Hill are very good and nicely priced (reasonably) for the Napa Valley. The surrounding area at Judd’s Hill is absolutely beautiful. Watch carefully as you might just fly by this first winery on the Silverado Trail.

Stags Leap Wine Cellars

Head north to Stags Leap Wine Cellars. Stags Leap put Napa Valley on the world wine scene at the famous Judgement of Paris. Warren Winiarski is the famous winemaker for Stags Leap Wine Cellars. He sold the winery to Chateau St. Michelle and the Antinori Family. The winery is remodeled and very tourist friendly. The scenery is breathtaking. Ask about how the winery got its name.

Pine Ridge Winery

Pine Ridge makes many an excellent Chardonnay and Cabernet. Pine Ridge has been making wines here for over 40 years. The hillsides are covered with dramatic vineyards.

Robert Sinskey Vineyards

Robert Sinskey is one of our favorite wineries. They are a leader in Biodynamic vineyard farming. Their farm to table is one of the first to be developed in the Napa Valley. These are top wines at Robert Sinskey.

quick and fast trips to the napa valley
The mountain peak in the center is Stag’s Leap
  • Joe Becerra

    Joe Becerra has been traveling to wine country and enjoying wine since 1965. He is a retired educator, and now have the time the opportunity to share his wine travel experiences through this Website.

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