ABOUT STONEHEDGE WINERY
Producing Quality since 1992
Dedicated to the Land & Exceptional Wine
In 1992, Shahin Shahabi began producing wines in the small town of St. Helena, situated in the heart of Napa Valley. Shahin 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, Shahin 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.
To produce wines that are worlds apart from wines produced by the large producers or corporate conglomerates.
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.
Meet the Winemaker
Wine Consultant / Senior Winemaker
Don Baker brings a wide range of experience to his role as senior winemaker for Stonehedge Winery. Over the past three decades Don has done it all – cellar work, winemaking, winery design and construction oversight, marketing and international business relations.
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Don believes that the winemaker’s role is to bring what nature created in the vineyard into the bottle and onto the table with as little interference as possible. He sums up his philosophy in these words, “Let the fruit show the way.”
Don’s expertise goes beyond the science of fermentation and related advances, such as micro-oxygenation. Don is a master working with oak in all its forms from barrels to in-tank staves. He has worked with oak grown in the many forests of France such as Allier, Never and Vosges; Eastern Europe and the many forests of the United States.
Don is a graduate of the University of California, Davis. Don and his wife Lynne, a registered nurse, reside in Napa. Their five adult children are happily engaged in their own careers.
You can reach Don Baker at email@example.com
Discover Our Vineyards
Stonehedge specializes in the production of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Our vineyards produce high quality fruits from unique Napa Valley Appellations.
Get in Touch
OFFICES & PRODUCTION
Phone: (707) 257-1068