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January 3, 2000
Fine-Tuning A Proven Winner
April 5, 2000
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
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
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
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
Passionate about wine? Wine Spectator magazine is looking for an enthusiastic copy editor in the New York office.
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