Vineyard 7 & 8 was purchased in 1999 by John & Louise Steffens. The vineyards, originally planted in 1985, are located at the top of Spring Mountain at the 2020 foot elevation. Currently the vineyards are comprised of eight acres of cabernet sauvignon and four acres of chardonnay. The vision of Vineyard 7 & 8 is to make truly great wines with elegance, finesse, balance and longevity expressing the wonderful terroir of Spring Mountain.
Luc Morlet, formely the Director of Winemaking at Peter Micahel Winery, joined the team starting with the 2007 harvest. Taking on the role of Winemaker, Luc’s attention to detail and experience with Bordeaux style wines will become a great asset in helping us craft the highest quality wines from our vineyards.
In 2006, Wesley Steffens, previously the cellarmaster at Harlan Estate, began overseeing the management of the new winery as well as take on the role of Assistant Winemaker.
Pete Richmond of Silverado Farming Company also joined the team in 2006 to manage operations in the vineyards and begin working on the development of new vineyards.
The new state-of-the-art winery on the property allows us to control all of the winemaking operations to an even greater degree than before. Construction of the winery and aging cave for Vineyard 7 & 8 began in 2004 and was used for the first time with the 2006 vintage. One more step in our quest.
Private tastings at Vineyard 7&8 take place in our main room with curved floor to ceiling windows showing a 180 degree view across the valley looking north at Mt. Saint Helena.
Guests are seated at a 20ft long table crafted out of ancient Kauri wood from New Zealand, where they will taste through current release wines from the winery, while enjoying informative conversation with the team members of Vineyard 7&8.
Guests are then taken downstairs to tour the winemaking facility and 8000sq/ft caves. Barrel tastings are offered when possible, depending on current activities in the winery.
Appointments must be scheduled in advance, and are offered Monday-Friday in either the morning or early afternoon.
Tasting fees of $50/person are waived with a purchase of 3-bottles or more.
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Once a year the rarest new Napa Valley wines become available under one roof at Premiere Napa Valley. Wineries throughout the Napa Valley are given one task to participate: create a one-of-a-kind wine for this event to be purchased by one lucky bidder. This event is only open to select members of the wine trade and the successful bidder is the sole owner of this unique wine.
Morlet Family Vineyards and Vineyard 7 and 8
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Release Date: October - 2014
Appellation: Napa Valley
To purchase this wine or check on availability contact:
Gary's Wine & Marketplace