Vineyard 7 & 8
Vineyard 7 & 8 reflects the uncompromising pursuit of and vision towards producing premium, handcrafted wines highlighting a sense of place within the Spring Mountain District through experience, passion and humility. Nestled 2020 feet above the Napa Valley floor atop Spring Mountain, the estate that has become Vineyard 7 & 8 was purchased by the Steffens family.
A quest that began with a patient and measured search for a vineyard property in the Napa Valley that met the families specific requirements for being for being an already established vineyard, or land with outstanding potential for growing premium grapes. The search ended in 1999 when they acquired the forty-acre property on Spring Mountain, planted in the early 1980’s to eight acres each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
The winery was named after proprietor Launny Steffens’ life and background in the world of finance. A theme encompassed by numerics, and a keen interest in numerology. “Seven” being a number of luck in western culture, while “Eight” follows the meanings of prosperity and happiness in eastern culture.
The wines of Vineyard 7 & 8 are first and foremost a reflection of the vineyard, focusing on crafting wines naturally with a true sense of place. Winemaker Martha McClellan , who joined the team in the spring of 2014, directs the winemaking program in conjunction with Associate Winemaker Wesley Steffens. Together their philosophy is focused on a non-interventionist approach to crafting the wines, which currently include the following wines: Vineyard 7 & 8 “Estate” Chardonnay, Vineyard 7 & 8 “Estate” Cabernet Sauvignon, and Vineyard 7 & 8 “Correlation” Cabernet Sauvignon.
Vineyard 7 & 8 is located at 4028 Spring Mountain Road in St. Helena, California. Tastings are scheduled by prior appointment Monday through Friday, closed on weekends and holidays. Additional information is available by visiting www.vineyard7and8.com or by calling the winery directly at (707) 963-9425.