Message from Jed

I've been making wine in California for almost 50 years and 2017 is the 25th anniversary of Steele Wines in Lake County. Like many winemakers, I started in the cellar. That was in 1968 at Stony Hill in the Napa Valley. After I earned my enology degree at UC Davis I ended up at Edmeades in the Anderson Valley, then started Kendall-Jackson in Lake County.

The benefit of having been in the wine industry for so long is that you get a lot of experience with grape growers and vineyards across the state. I've made wine from just about every wine region in California, from Santa Barbara to Mendocino. We consistently draw on some of the finest vineyards in California.

But our goal was never to be a huge winery. We bottle a lot of different varietals under four unique brands, but most of our wines are made in lots of fewer than 1,000 cases. This reflects my fascination with many diverse varietals and vineyard sites. And staying small means we can practice true craftmanship in the production of all of our wines.

We thank you for your patronage, and hope you enjoy our wines.

Jed Steele
Owner/Winemaker