Cliff Lede Vineyards brings together some of the best Napa Valley has to offer, creating an authentic and memorable wine country experience. The grounds surrounding the tasting room feature gardens, contemporary sculptures, and breathtaking views of the Stags Leap palisades. Whether at a reserved table, in the Backstage tasting lounge, or in the tasting room, guests will savor small production wines with a unique story while a soundtrack of classic rock creates a relaxed ambiance.
The winery was established in 2002 on sixty acres in the northern end of the Stags Leap District. With a heavy focus on farming, the team at Cliff Lede Vineyards blends old-fashioned techniques with cutting-edge technology. The gravity-flow winery, built in 2005, features truncated tanks commissioned using a design borrowed from Château Latour. It is one of the few facilities in Napa to operate a Pellenc optical sorting machine, sorting grapes based upon quality settings established at the start of harvest.
The winery produces Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Bordeaux-style blends. Tastings also include selections from sister brand, FEL Wines, featuring Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris from Anderson Valley. Visiting guests can select from several different tasting experiences, some available only by appointment. For those looking to experience the true lifestyle of a Napa Valley vintner, accommodations can be reserved at the five-room Poetry Inn, perched 500 feet above the valley floor in the estate’s hillside Poetry Vineyard.