After a $2 million investment from Treasury Wine Estates Stags’ Leap will be opening a brand new tasting room. The new space actually isn’t new at all, instead Stags’ Leap is converting a 19th-century manor that used to be a Bed And Breakfast into the new tasting room. This should come as no surprise as Stags’ Leap has become more and more popular over the years causing their tasting room to get crowded, especially on busy weekends.
The new tasting room will allow for 30 more people to visit and taste at the winery which is located on Yountville Cross Road. This will bring Stags’ Leap’s appointments from 10 to 40 a day which is a big wine for all of us.
There are some concerns about the safety of the road leading to Stags’ Leap and the Napa County Planning Department is already looking at a solution to accommodate the larger tasting space. As we have experienced many times, Napa is busier than ever which means keeping people safe on the road, and making the roads safe for everyone is becoming a bigger job for the city.
You can read more about the improvements at Stags’ Leap and the road construction debate on the Napa Valley Register.