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Stags Leap District Wineries Launch “Watch Our Cabernet Grow: Meet Us at the Fence”

May 13, 2021 – Stags Leap District devotees, as well as wine enthusiasts in general, have an opportunity to listen in and watch winemakers chatting with each other “over the fence” in the region’s legendary Cabernet vineyards starting this month, and follow the progression of the 2021 vintage each month through to October.

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Spanning the full growing and harvest season, the series will give a point-in-time glimpse at the 2021 vintage and how the grapes will ultimately yield the richly textured Cabernet Sauvignon coveted around the globe.

Each month, two or three winemakers will meet at their property fence lines for a 10-minute chat.  Viewers will get a sense of the camaraderie, mutual admiration and passion shared by the winemakers and an inside look at the different stages of the growing season.  Talking to winemakers is always a special experience.

Each of the filmed conversations will be available for viewing on the Stags Leap District website; social media channels will share edited clips. Visit here for more information ongoing.

The complete Watch Our Cabernet Grow:

Meet Us at the Fence series features:

  • May – Elizabeth Vianna, Chimney Rock Winery and Olav Goelet, Clos du Val
  • June – Allison Steltzner, Steltzner Vineyards and Robbie Meyer, Malk Family Vineyards
  • July – Doug Shafer, Shafer Vineyards and Ernie Ilsley, Ilsley Vineyards
  • August – Michael Baldacci, Baldacci Vineyards, Chris Tynan, Cliff Lede Vineyards and Josh Widaman, Pine Ridge Vineyards
  • September – Russ Weis, Silverado Vineyards and Sandy Taylor Carlson, Taylor Family Vineyards
  • October – Marcus Notaro, Stag’s Leap Cellars and Jim Regusci, Regusci Winery
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