The idea for 3 Steves was born over 3 friends sitting around having a glass of wine and talking about starting our own winery. We all owned part of a small boutique winery where we learned the art, science, and business of the wine industry. We made lots of wine together, and our customers gave us some nice feedback on our wines. Before long we realized we wanted to start our own label from the ground up, and thought it was obvious to name our new project the 3 Steves Winery.
Although we had made wine for years together, we received our license in early 2010. For several years we made our wine in a custom-crush facility which worked well, but we had a dream of owning our own winery and vineyard one day. Then in late 2012 we found the ideal location, and in July of 2013 we opened our doors for the first time at our winery location 5700 Greenville Road in Livermore! The location has beautiful 360 degree vistas of the entire Livermore valley, and we are surrounded by incredible wineries on Greenville Road. A must-stop when out wine tasting.
We’re proud of our wines and the awards we’ve won, and plan to be here for years to come. Livermore is an incredible wine region. The other wine makers have been so helpful and extended their hands, experience, and resources to us. In this type of wine community you can’t help but make quality wine.
Our philosophy is to buy the best grapes from the regions in addition to Livermore where particular varietals grow best, bring the fruit back to our winery in Livermore, and turn it into wine. We have established strong relationships with award-winning vineyards, which will allow us to obtain excellent fruit as we continue refining our wine making skills as humble students of the art. Our tag line is “3 Friends Striving To Make The Perfect Wine”, and we’ll continue to do that in hopes more awards are in our future. But more importantly in hopes you really enjoy our wines and perceive value in your purchase of our product.
There are several ways you can find our wines. Currently you we are in a hand full of fine restaurants spread out between Napa, Livermore, and Santa Cruz (see the “find us in these restaurants” tab of this website). In addition to the restaurants, our winery is open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:30am until 4:30pm. We also have a second tasting room at Swirl on the Square in down town Livermore which is open Friday through Sunday and remains open long after other tasting rooms close. One or more of the Steves can be found at these two locations pouring our wines and talking about our passion for wine making on most days. Of course you can always purchase our wines from this website or by contacting us by phone or email. We look forward to seeing you at one of these venues soon. Please give our wines a try; we think you’ll enjoy them and look forward to earning your your patronage!
- Steve Burman, Steve Melander, and Steve Ziganti hope you enjoy our wines!