Shafer Vineyards

Shafer Vineyards

In 1972 Shafer purchased the winery which is located at the north end of the Stag’s Leap District of the Napa Valley, and their first vintage was in 1978. The ethos is small and family orientated, the approach to the wines quite European. 

They are one of the few wineries to have a proper barrel cellars cut into the hillside behind the winery. In the cellar the only wood is in the barrels, everywhere else stainless steel is used to reduce the incidence of TCA. The vineyards are managed sustainably, without the need for chemical fertilisers or pesticides, and drip irrigation (common throughout California) is used. Birds of prey are encouraged to help with the gophers. Warm days and cool nights followed by morning fog adds elegance to the wines. 21 acres over 4 sites with a production of about 30,000 cases of wine per annum. They use drip irrigation (used throughout California).

  1. Shafer Vineyards Cab Sauv, Napa Valley
    Shafer 'One Point Five', Napa Valley, Stag's Leap District 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon 15.5% Vol
    USA > California
    This is an elegant and silky wine with dense, rich blackcurrant and plum fruit intertwined with...
    £89.00 per bottle
  2. Shafer 'Red Shoulder Ranch' Chardonnay
    Shafer 'Red Shoulder Ranch' Chardonnay, Napa Valley, Carneros 2015
    Chardonnay 15.0% Vol
    USA > California
    This is full of wonderful tropical fruit aromas with explosive fruit on the palate. 100% barrel...
    £54.00 per bottle
  3. Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select, Napa
    Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select, Napa Valley 2014 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Cabernet Sauvignon 15.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Deep, intense fruit and spices, black plum, blackberry pie, cassis and anise, along with nutmeg,...
    £270.00 per bottle
  4. Shafer Vineyards TD-9, Napa Valley
    Shafer 'TD-9', Napa Valley 2016
    Merlot 15.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Dark and rich with plenty of sweet ripe fruit but also lots of complexity with notes of chocolate,...
    £62.00 per bottle