Richard Steltzner established his first Stags Leap District Vineyards in 1965 while concurrently engaging in vineyards management. Steltzner Vineyards’ first commercial release was in 1977, and the Steltzner Family established their own modest facility in 1983, with a 3,000 case capacity in the Stags Leap District.
Today at Steltzner Vineyards you will find Dick’s children working with him to carry on his legacy in the Napa Valley. Allison Steltzner began working with her father full-time in 2002 after completing her Bachelor of Sciences Degree at Chico State, majoring in business administration with a minor in marketing. Allison is uniquely suited for her post as General Manager and National Sales Director for Steltzner Vineyards. Today, she is joined by Justin, who is the second generation Steltzner family member to work full-time in the winery. Justin carries on his father’s farming traditions and works side by side with him to manage the ranch and produce optimal fruit from the estate.