"Ultimately, of course, it is human intervention that turns a landscape into a vinescape. Selection of plant material, methods of cultivation and, perhaps most important, timing of the harvest have everything to do with how the land is expressed in wines."
—Rod Smith, Unlocking the Secrets of Terroir
Los Angeles Times
Dick Steltzner, a third-generation Californian, was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and, as many early California families, had ties to farmland. It wasn't, however, until 1964 when forced to choose between moving to the city to continue his career in art, or changing careers to remain in Napa, that Dick would discover his talent and passion for growing grapes. Purchasing his own small tract of land in the Stags Leap District and establishing a successful vineyard management business planting and caring for the vineyards of others, Dick acquired the expertise and knowledge to begin making his own wine in 1977. Today Steltzner Vineyards owns nearly 30 acres and proudly produces exceptional estate bottled wines.
5882 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
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