Shafer Vineyards

Domaine. In 1972, John Shafer, a Chicago publishing executive, moved to the Napa Valley with his family, and purchased a large estate in the Stag’s Leap District. He spent the mid-1970s replanting the hillside vineyards that had been there since the 1920s, before releasing the winery’s first Cabernet Sauvignon in 1978. After graduating from the University of California, Davis with a degree in oenology and viticulture in 1983, John’s son, Doug Shafer, joined the family estate as winemaker. The following year, Elias Fernandez joined the winery, initially as assistant winemaker. During the following decades the two worked together to forge the trademark Shafer style of elegance, richness, and balance. In 1994, Elias earned the title of winemaker, and today the team cultivates 250 acres (101 hectares) of Napa Valley vineyards, sources for the flagship Hillside Select (Cabernet Sauvignon), One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon, Relentless (Syrah), TD-9 (Cabernet Sauvignon), and Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay. In February 2022, Shafer Vineyards was sold to Shinsegae Property, a division of the wider Korean Shinsegae Group, with interests in several business sectors from retail to real estate, with the condition to maintain the winery’s existing staff and preserve the quality of the wines produced. B+D


Hillside select 2021, napa valley, stags leap district (red)
Hillside select 2019, napa valley, stags leap district (red)
One point five cabernet sauvignon 2021, napa valley (red)
TD-9 cabernet sauvignon 2021, napa valley (red)
Red shoulder ranch chardonnay 2022, napa valley, carneros district (white)



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