Persistence, curiosity, determination, risk taker, inquisitive, trailblazing spirit, pioneer. This is what takes to make wines authentic to our terroir.
A Stags Leap Original
It was 1964, Richard Steltzner discovered an old prune ranch on the east side of Silverado Trail, sitting on a bench land just below the Stags Leap Palisades. An invitation to lunch by neighbor Nathan Fay changed his course forever. Upon tasting the quality of wine, Richard was convinced to plant Cabernet Sauvignon in his vineyard just across the way.
Steltzner Vineyards went on to grow grapes for some of the most iconic wines in Napa Valley’s history. The 1972 Clos Du Val Cabernet Sauvignon, which placed in the famed Judgment in Paris. Joseph Phelps inaugural vintage of the ground breaking proprietary wine Insignia, vineyards designates by Spring Mountain, among others. Dick went on to help establish the renowned region of Stags Leap District, while making his own wines for decades under his eponymous label.
Our journey spans over 50 years here in the Napa Valley, a life rich in history helps us in our craft. Our family welcomes you to experience the vibrant and terroir driven wines of our estate. Each wine is shaped by the soil, climate and culture here in the Stags Leap District.