How to make the most of your wine tasting experience

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Follow these three steps to best enjoy your wine tasting experience at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars.

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One thing that makes Napa Valley wine tasting experiences so memorable is the attentiveness to which wine educators give their guests. Premier hospitality abounds in the Valley, making it an ideal destination for those looking to soak in vineyard views and taste world-class wines while being graciously treated in an inviting atmosphere.

But before visiting Napa Valley and indulging in a Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars wine tasting experience, consider these three steps for getting the most out of your visit:

  • Always make a reservation. Making a reservation is required and ensures every wine tasting experience is planned and prepared for, carefully curated, and on schedule during your busy visit to Napa Valley.
  • Leave lipsticks, lip gloss, perfumes, and cologne at home. While makeup and perfume can be a routine part of going out, please forego these items when wine tasting. The taste of lipstick and lip gloss interacts poorly with wine (making it distasteful), and the scent of perfume and cologne detracts and masks the incredible aromatic bouquets of these finely crafted wines. In wine, aromas are integral to the experience.
  • Inquire about different wine tasting experiences. Wine tasting experiences are wholly unique and offer a variety of wines, tours, educational components, interactive elements, and culinary pairings. It is always best to research the wine tasting experiences available before making a reservation.

At Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, the FAY Outlook & Visitor Center offers one of the most distinguished spaces in Napa Valley to go wine tasting. Luxury interiors and expansive outdoor overlooks provide guests with myriad private spaces to indulge in four distinctive wine tasting experiences . All guests visiting Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars must make reservations. To reserve one of our four wine tasting experiences, email, call 707-261-6410, or  Visit Us .

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Wine Tasting Experiences

The Cellarius Kitchen Experience: Chef Travis Westrope has crafted an elegant dining experience in which world-renowned wines Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars wines pair with farm-to-table cuisine for one of the most memorable food and wine pairings in Napa Valley.

Celestial Tours & Tastings: Explore the labyrinthian wine caves with a glass in hand, then enjoy a seated wine tasting of iconic, estate-grown Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars wines paired with an array of ambrosial bites customized by Chef Travis Westrope. $150/person

Estate Wine Tasting & Cave Tour: Learn about the fascinating history of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and its undeniable influence on the ascent of Napa Valley as a world-famous winegrowing region. Taste the incredible legacy, talented winemaking, and expressive terroir in each estate wine poured. $95/person

Estate Collection Tasting Flight: The Estate Collection Tasting Flight showcases the most iconic wines crafted from the famous estate vineyards: S.L.V., CASK 23, and FAY. Taste these renowned Cabernet Sauvignons that are a glowing testament to the meticulous and pure vineyard practices, the distinguished terroir, and the gifted craft of winemaker Marcus Notaro. $75/person