Diane & Phil Steinschriber
— Every year we try to make better and better wine. We all have an ideal wine in our heads, and we never achieve making it, but we consistently strive to get there. Kind of like chasing the carrot.
If you could open a bottle of your wine and share it with any three people (living or not), who would they be?
Which wine was your "a-ha!" wine – the one that made you love wine or inspired you to get into the industry?
What's one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Name a Napa Valley vintner who has influenced you and briefly explain why.
When was your first Napa Valley harvest?
What are the most rewarding aspects of your work?
What are you doing at your winery to help preserve and enhance Napa Valley for the future? (e.g., sustainable practices, family succession plan, community service, etc.)
How did you get started in the wine business?
What are the greatest challenges?
If you weren't a Napa Valley vintner, what would you be doing?
What advice would you offer someone trying to get into the Napa Valley wine industry?
Our motto at the NVV is "cultivating excellence." What does this phrase mean to you and how do you cultivate excellence at your winery?
Building a culture of passion, camaraderie, and heritage.Meet