Our History

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, notably known for being the winery that won the Cabernet Sauvignon competition in the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris, was founded in 1970, and is considered a Napa Valley first-growth estate.


Designed by Barcelona-based architect Javier Barba, the must-see FAY Outlook & Visitors Center opens, allowing visiting guests to take in beautiful panoramic views of FAY Vineyard while experiencing the top-notch Stag's Leap Wine Cellars hospitality.


The iconic 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon is named one of the Smithsonian's "Objects that Made America".


A partnership between Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Marchesi Antinori accepts the stewardship of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and its legacy.


The first vintage of ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon, named for the Greek Goddess of the Hunt, is produced.


The Napa wine caves are completed with an entrance called The Arcade, designed by Barcelona-based architect Javier Barba. There are over 34,000 square feet of tunnels, and one of only about 50 Foucault pendulums in the world, which suspended from the ceiling, marks the passing of time and the aging of wine.


A bottle of the history-making 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon is placed in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s national Museum of American History. Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars begins excavation of its wine caves.