|Stag's Leap Wine Cellars|
|Location||Yountville, California, USA|
|Appellation||Stags Leap AVA|
Nicki Pruss, winemaker
|Parent company||Chateau Ste. Michelle & Antinori|
|Known for||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Varietals||Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon blanc, Merlot|
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is a winery established by Warren Winiarski in 1972 in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, California. Winiarski sold the winery to a joint venture by Chateau Ste. Michelle of Woodinville, Washington and Marchesi Antinori Srl of Italy for $185 million in August 2007.
The new winery achieved international recognition four years after its establishment at the historic Judgment of Paris where its 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon won first place among ten French and California wines in a blind taste test by leading French wine experts.
The San Francisco Wine Tasting of 1978 was a re-tasting of the same wines 20 months after the Paris event. Stag's Leap again won first place with a different set of judges.
In the Ottawa Wine Tasting of 1981, a re-match held five years after the Paris competition, Stag's Leap took fourth place.
In The Tasting that Changed the Wine World: 'The Judgment of Paris' 30th Anniversary replication with the same wines first used in the Judgment of Paris competition, Stag's Leap achieved second place.
A bottle of 1973 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon is in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.