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Shafer: Waiting is the Hardest Part

Harvest is overdue at Shafer in Napa Valley's Stag's Leap District, but John and Doug are patient.
September 27, 2006

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John Shafer on Relentless: Wine of the Year, 2012

In 1972, John Shafer decided to leave Chicago and buy a vineyard in Napa Valley. Forty years later, with son Doug and winemaker Elias Fernandez, Shafer made Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year. Here is his acceptance speech.
October 1, 2014

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Shafer Family

At Shafer Vineyards, it takes a team to make one of Napa Valley's top Cabs. The team, which balances hard work with fun and learning, includes CEO John Shafer, president Doug Shafer (his son) and winemaker Elias Fernandez.
November 18, 2013

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Shafer Hillside Select: Iconic Napa Cab Turns 25

In the 1970s, John Shafer purchased a neglected vineyard in the Stags Leap palisades that became known as John’s Folly. Shafer’s Hillside Select debuted with the 1983 vintage and began a spectacular 25-year journey in Napa. His son, Doug, explains.
November 2, 2011

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CA Harvest 2006

Follow the steps of harvest as we look back at some of the winemakers (including the Shafers, Merry Edwards and Harlan's Bob Levy) we visited as they were picking and sorting and crushing and fermenting and tasting.
January 25, 2007

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Wine #1 of 2012: Meet the Winemaker

Shafer Vineyard’s Relentless is a tribute to winemaker Elias Fernandez’ relentless pursuit of perfection. Elias was in the middle of harvest during the Wine Experience Top 10 Seminar so he couldn't come, but he sent this video.
November 18, 2013


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