Stags’ Leap Winery Announces New Head Winemaker

Ludovic Dervin Stags’ Leap Winery newly appointed Senior Winemaker and General Manager stags wine
Ludovic Dervin, Stags’ Leap Winery's newly appointed Senior Winemaker and General Manager.

Stags’ Leap Winery, among the oldest wineries in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District, has announced the appointment of Ludovic Dervin as Senior Winemaker and General Manager.

Christophe Paubert, who has led the winery for 13 years, will retire and return to his home country of France following this year’s harvest, which he and Dervin will complete together. 

“We believe Ludo’s global experience, diverse background and passion for producing world-class wines make him an excellent choice to continue the Stags’ Leap Winery legacy,” says Rachel Ashley, Sr. Vice President, Supply, for Treasury Americas. “Christophe’s commitment to quality, authenticity and sustainability has made a profound impact on Stags’ Leap Winery, and we feel fortunate that he led this historic property for many years.”


Dervinhails from the Champagne region of France. He has made wines in California since the mid-1990s for wineries such as Hartford Court, Kendall Jackson’s Vérité and Mumm Napa.

“I’m thrilled to join Stags’ Leap Winery as its newest caretaker, and for the opportunity to work with a brand that is known for its refined elegance, finesse and level of traditionality that really showcases the incredible quality of the fruit,” Dervin says. “I look forward to taking the leap into its newest chapter.”



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