Wesley Steffens joined Vineyard 7 & 8 in February 2006. As the newcomer to the winemaking team, he assists Luc in the winemaking process and manages the daily operations in the winery and vineyard.
Upon moving to Napa in 2001, Wes spent almost two years working for Thomas Keller at The French Laundry. Building on a passion for food and wine, he left the kitchen in the fall of 2002 to try his hand at winemaking as a harvest intern under Bob Levy at Harlan Estate Winery.
Wes spent four harvests at Harlan Estate, where he gained a deep appreciation and understanding of the entire winemaking process. Getting his hands wet was only the beginning. With his passion for learning and drive for perfection, he was promoted to cellar master.
Wes lives in Yountville, CA, with his wife Jess, and their children.