Garen and Shari Staglin founded their Family winery, located in Rutherford, Napa Valley, in 1985. The 50-acre vineyard was passed through the hands of several different proprietors that made it famous for producing premium wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sangiovese. The land lies on an alluvial fan of volcanic soils at the base of Mount St. John which creates a unique microclimate for the vines that were first planted in the mid-1860s.
As a family, they made a commitment to quality and a mission to produce world-class wines that represent the unique character of the historic Rutherford estate. As administrators of this land, they farm organically, use solar fields for power, and produce the wines in a modern underground production facility. The Staglin family is not only passionate about their business model and their land but the philanthropy which they started as a means to raise mental health awareness. This passion is evident when you enjoy their wines.
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