Spencer's Wine Tour: Stonehedge Winery

January 28, 2010 4:43:15 PM PST
Spencer's Wine Tour takes us to a unique artisanal winery for tasting tips and tricks.

Wines featured in segment:

  • 2007 Stonehedge Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, $20
  • 2007 Stonehedge Reserve Petite Sirah, $20
  • 2007 Stonehedge Reserve Monterey Chardonnay, $20
Both the 2007 Stonehedge Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and 2007 Stonehedge Reserve Petite Sirah just got gold medals in the SF Chronicle competition and winejudging.com competitions 452 and 436.

About Stonehedge Winery:

In 1992, the Shahabi Brothers began producing wines in the small town of St. Helena, situated in the heart of Napa Valley. The Shahabis selected Napa Valley with the strong belief that the rich and diverse terrain of Napa Valley combined with the ever beaming and warm California sunshine would produce exceptional wines, hardly matched anywhere else in the world.

From the very beginning, the Shahabis made the gentle care of the grapes from vine to bottle priority one.

This care and dedication has pushed the small family operated Stonehedge to the forefront of California winemaking and a recognized name for exceptional quality.

Since its first release in the early 90's, Stonehedge has quickly become synonymous with quality. Results speak for themselves. Since its debut, Stonehedge sales now span the globe, from the entire United States to Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Stonehedges mission is to produce wines that are worlds apart from wines produced by the large producers or corporate conglomerates.

Stonehedge's philosophy is to produce elegantly handcrafted wines that are affordable by the majority of the population. In todays world, after all the consolidations and mergers, corporate giants who treat wine like liquor own some of the even so called small producers.

At Stonehedge, we ritually believe that wine is a delicate and sensitive product that must be handled with utmost respect and attention to all details. Stonehedge is dedicated to producing exciting, delicious, multi-dimensional wines that are not only available to a few, but to everyone.

About Jon Alexander-Hill:

He is a native of California, growing up in La Crescenta, Southern California. Jon's love of nature developed through camping trips he took with his family and later deepened through his Boy Scout activities. Jon hikes, skis, and spends time in National Parks, when ever he can.

Jon graduated from high school a year early in 1975 and went on to the University of California, Davis to study botany, food science and enology.

He graduated from UC Davis with two masters degrees in 1982, a Masters in Food Science, specialty in Enology, as well as a Masters in Plant Physiology. Throughout his school years he worked as cellar worker at Mondavi Winery so he could learn how wine was really made, not just what they taught in the University.

Following graduation, Jon has been working in well known wineries and with well known brands Santa Barbara to Napa Valley. He is married with one boy, 15, who is a world class Irish dancer and concert pianist. He joined Stonehedge full time in September 2008 after several years of being a consultant.

Stonehedge Winery
1004 Clinton Street
Napa, CA 94559
Phone: 707-256-4444
Website: www.stonehedgewinery.com