Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Cheers to our final 2018 Tastemaker Dinner as we honor an American icon, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars.

Celebrate History

We’re topping off our TasteMaker Dinners series with a five-course pairing featuring another storied winery out of Napa Valley. On May 24, 1976, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars made history when their 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon placed first in the Judgment of Paris blind wine tasting, besting four top-ranked Bordeaux and forever changing the way the world viewed California wine. Today, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is considered a Napa Valley first-growth estate, producing high-quality and collectible wines that continue to rival the Cabernets of Bordeaux.

Don’t miss your chance to try four incredible wines with this iconic winery. A crisp Sauvignon Blanc, a medium-bodied Chardonnay and their two Cabernet Sauvignons, Artemis and Fay were rightfully chosen alongside five delectable Ruth’s Chris courses. Make your reservation for our final TasteMaker Dinner today.

First Course


Scallop Ceviche
Sea Scallops, Cayenne Citrus

Paired With

Sauvignon Blanc, “Aveta”, Napa Valley, California

Second Course


Jambalaya Risotto
Cajun Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, Red Pepper Coulis

Paired With

Chardonnay, “Karia”, Napa Valley, California

Third Course

Short Rib Ravioli
Braised Beef Short Ribs, Shaved Parmesan, Jus Reduction

Paired With

Cabernet Sauvignon, “Artemis”, Napa Valley, California

Fourth Course

Coffee Rubbed New York Strip
Cremini Demi-Glace

Paired With  

Cabernet Sauvignon, “Fay”, Napa Valley, California

Sweet Potato Gratin
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Dried Cherries

Fifth Course


Pecan Pie Cheesecake
Spiced Whipped Cream, Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Paired With

Coffee & Tea


The year Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars was born. The founder, Warren Winiarski purchases the 44 acre property – originally a prune orchard – and replants it to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.


The first vintage of S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon is produced.


Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars wins the Cabernet Sauvignon category in a blind tasting between American and French wines. The tasting, staged by English wine merchant Steven Spurrier, later became known as the Judgment of Paris.


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.


The Napa wine caves are completed with an entrance called The Arcade.

5 Courses
4 Wines
1 Night Only

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


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


Stag's Leap Wine Cellars partners with Ruth's Chris Steak House for a 5 course pairing dinner.

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*We ask all attending to drink responsibly. Due to the exclusive nature of this event a credit card is required to secure your reservation. A $50 charge will be incurred for reservations not cancelled 24 hours in advance. Not available in all locations.

**Items are served raw, or undercooked, or may contain raw or undercooked ingredients. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.

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