Shafer Vineyards in Napa Valley, California, is an iconic family-owned winery, named one of the top 25 vineyards in the world by prominent wine publication Wine & Spirits.
Shafer wines have been featured in The New York Times, The Robb Report, USA Today, Gourmet, Traditional Home, Food & Wine magazine, and in broadcast media outlets including National Public Radio, Fine Living Network, ESPN and NBC’s Today Show.
For more than 30 years the Shafer family has been producing wine in the Stags Leap District, one of the most highly-regarded winegrowing regions within Napa Valley. Legendary wine critic Robert M. Parker, Jr. calls Shafer Vineyards, “one of the world’s greatest wineries.”
Shafer’s wines, including its signature wine, Hillside Select, are found in collectors’ cellars and on wine lists in top hotels and restaurants throughout the world.
The small winery is managed by father and son team John and Doug Shafer. The Shafer family owns and cultivates 200 acres of vineyards, sources for Shafer’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Syrah.
In May, 2010, John and Doug Shafer received a historic James Beard Foundation Award at a high-profile awards ceremony dubbed “the Oscars of the food world.” The award for 2010 “Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional” has only been awarded to three other Napa Valley vintners including Robert Modavi.
Since the late 1980s, Shafer has turned to sustainable farming practices to cultivate its fruit. In 2004 Shafer became the first winery in the U.S. to convert to 100 percent solar power.
“Shafer Vineyards is one of Napa Valley’s premier wineries and its Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon is one of America’s most sought-after cult wines. Shafer’s movement away from chemical-based farming into ecologically balanced vineyards has been noticed throughout Wine Country.” — San Francisco Chronicle
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