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Stags’ Leap Winery Named an Official Partner of Cirque Du Soleil Big Top Shows in the United States

Stags’ Leap Winery, one of the oldest and most storied wineries in Napa Valley, and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, a world leader in artistic entertainment, announce an exclusive liason that will see Stags’ Leap Winery featured at Cirque du Soleil’s United States Big Top Shows for one year beginning next month as Official Partner. Stags’ Leap Winery brings more than 130 years of winemaking tradition to the circus stage as the Official Wine of Cirque du Soleil Touring Shows in the United States.

“Stags’ Leap Winery is named after a mythical stag who eluded capture by leaping into the Palisades mountains located behind our storied winery in the Stags’ Leap District of Napa Valley,” says Brand Director Megan O’Connor. “Our stag is a symbol of courage and freedom, emboldening everyone to explore all that life has to offer in the pursuit of pleasure. I cannot think of a more perfect partner than Cirque du Soleil, whose performances have transformed live entertainment by encouraging all of us to dream the unimaginable.”

In addition to concessions serving Stags’ Leap Napa Valley Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, an elevated Stags’ Leap Winery lounge waits for fans in select cities. As part of the partnership, audience members can also expect to see Stags’ Leap Winery on multimedia branding throughout each venue, as well as in collaborative social content promoted across both brands’ social media channels. 

“We are excited to welcome Stags’ Leap Winery as a partner with Cirque du Soleil Touring Shows and look forward to our United States Big Top fans experiencing the premium wine offerings on-site,” says Lauren Hart, Head of Partnership Strategy at Cirque du Soleil.

Consumers will discover Stags’ Leap Winery wines beginning June 8, when Cirque du Soleil opens in Laguna Hills, California with KOOZA. Until July of 2025, Cirque du Soleil and Stags’ Leap Winery will visit 10 markets with shows debuting in the United States for the first time, including ECHO, a story of connection, intention, and the bond between humans and the animal kingdom.

About Stags’ Leap Winery

Dating back to its first vintage in 1893, Stags’ Leap Winery inspired the creation of the Napa Valley appellation that bears its name. Named for mythical stag who eluded capture, the winery’s rich and colorful history including tales of mummies, mischievous monkeys, and legendary high society parties. Its reputation for excellence in winemaking has endured for more than a century. Today, the winery continues to use traditional techniques to create estate wines from a 240-acre property situated on dark, well-drained volcanic soils. While best known for its classic Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, Stags’ Leap Winery is also admired for its expressions of Sauvignon Blanc, Petite Sirah, and Viognier.

Stags' Leap Winery in Napa Valley Named an Official Partner of Cirque Du Soleil Big Top Shows in the United States