Winemaker, S. R. Tonella Cellars
Steve Tonella is a 4th Generation vintner from Rutherford Napa Valley. From a young age Steve learned about viticulture in Rutherford from his father and grandfather. Interest led him to start making wine in the mid 1990's and furthering his knowledge in the viticulture program at UC Davis but most of his knowledge is attributed to great mentors. Steve actively manages all aspects of S. R. Tonella Cellars especially the estate Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard and collaborates with consulting winemaker Jean Hoefliger
Country born: USA
Education: Viticulture UC Davis
Years in the wine industry: 30+ years
Let the vines do the talking. Wine is made in the vineyard. Our Winemaking ethos is to express the best of vineyard specific terroir in every vintage produced.