In Napa Valley, the name Shafer is synonymous with grit and determination. That’s what it took for John Shafer, one of the valley’s pioneering winemakers, to start his namesake winery in Napa’s famed Stag’s Leap District. Shafer’s Hillside Select wine, made with 100% estate fruit, is one of Napa’s top wines, reaching cult status. Shafer’s son Doug now carries the legacy forward, and the Mary’s road tripped it to meet up with a fellow wine podcaster and awesome storyteller.
Note: Shafer Vineyards is open by appointment only and is not open on the weekends.
Once you’ve listened to our Sip Sip Hooray! podcast with Doug, click on over to The Taste with Doug Shafer!
Eighty Four is Doug’s other label, a collaboration with longtime Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez.
Wines tasted with Doug:
• Shafer 2016 TD-9, Napa Valley
• Eighty Four 2017 Gamay Noir, Los Carneros, Napa Valley