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Stags' Leap Winery

The winery is located near Yountville in the Stags Leap District AVA area of Napa Valley, California. It was founded in 1913 by Horace Chase and operated as a ranch and winery. However, viticulture ceased during the American Prohibition (1920-1933). In 1971, the farm was acquired by Carl Doumani and viticulture was reactivated. The vineyards cover 97 hectares planted with the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan Noir (Mazuelo), Grenache Noir (Garnacha Tinta), Mourvèdre (Monastrell), Peloursin, Petite Syrah (Durif) and Syrah as well as Chardonnay. After several changes of ownership, it was acquired by Multi Treasury Wine Estates in 2007. There was a legal dispute over the name between Carl Doumani and Warren Winiarski, the owner of the confusingly named Stag's Leap Wine Cellars. Both claimed to have used the name for the first time. In accordance with a court ruling, it was decided in 1986 that both wineries could use the name of the area of origin (Stags Leap). As a distinction, the apostrophe is placed differently, namely before and after the "s" respectively. After the ruling, the two owners reconciled.

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