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Stags Leap for Joy – Winery Sold for Big Bucks

Posted by Kyle Design on August 2, 2007

Stag Money Clip in Gold and RedBig smiles all around the Napa Valley this week following the news that Stag’s Leap winery sold for $185 million dollars. The family-owned winery stunned the world by beating France’s best with their 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the Judgment of Paris competition, then stunned Napa by announcing the sale.

Wine Business Card Holder in Custom ColorsVintner Warren Winiarski announced that his Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars had been sold to a joint venture of Washington state’s largest winery Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Italy’s Marchesi Piero Antinori. Things are definitely changing in the Napa Valley with a number of big companies snapping up more and more of the smaller family-owned wineries.

When my husband’s aunt Marilyn was out visiting us from Minnesota for her 70th birthday a decade ago, we took her to Bridge’s Restaurant (the one featured in the movie Mrs. Doubtfire) in Danville, CA. We ordered a bottle of Stag’s Leap Chardonnay. She absolutely raved about it, thereby giving us a slam dunk idea of what to get her for Christmas that year. Next time she’s out visiting us here in Livermore we plan to make the 90 minute drive north to Stag’s Leap to see what’s new following these big changes.

Maybe Warren Winiarski would find a Stag Money Clip or even a Wine Business Card Holder like those shown above to be quite sentimental at this point. I’m sure it is a bittersweet moment for him. To see more deer or wine themed gifts, please visit Deer Gifts and Decor and Wine Enthusiast Gift Ideas.

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