Steve’s interest in wine started when he was living in Germany as a young teenager. Wine was always part of daily life and his father often took the whole family on wine tasting trips throughout Europe. At the time, Steve and his siblings curse him as they spent their day throwing rocks into a pond while he tasted.
Now, of course, he is grateful to his father for sharing his passion and infecting Steve with his enthusiasm. His father and Steve dreamed of building a winery together and their vision became reality when his wife, Suzie, and him traded Steve’s dental practice for the life of wine growers in 1994.
They produced their first vintage in 1999 and haven’t looked back. The Reynolds Family Winery, now creates many wines, including a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, two Pinot Noir’s (from the Russian River Valley and Los Carneros), a Merlot, the Estate Cabernet, a Reserve Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon and a red wine Bordeaux blend appropriately called “Persistence.”