The Parallel Approach: Correlation Wine Company
A region of grand opulence, the Napa Valley is home to some of the most prestigious vineyards in the world. Where vintners can showcase the valley’s most esteemed fruit through an expression of creative brilliance. For Wesley Steffens, years of experience within the food and wine industry have built a foundation for finding “Correlations” through relationships, varietals, and experiences.
As the Estate Director and Associate Winemaker for the acclaimed Vineyard 7 & 8, Steffens’s, dedication to quality is showcased through his work. Looking to create a new expression and voice outside of his family's estate, Correlation Wine Company was launched in 2017.
“Correlation Wine Co. brought an opportunity for my wife and I to create a brand of our own, focused on what we feel has been so important to our experience here in Napa Valley,” said Founder, Wesley Steffens. “The relationships, or “Correlations” between the people, places, wines, and how they offer an incredible story we can tell through a great bottle of wine.”
Known for producing elegant and expressive wines, the dynamic team of Wesley Steffens and Martha McClellan amalgamate to produce the Correlation Cabernet Sauvignon, Correlation Rosé Wine and the upcoming release of Correlation Sauvignon Blanc, Steffens and McClellan’s artistry is inspiring.
“We strive to craft wines with impeccable quality and approachability,” said Steffens. “The wines from Correlation Wine Company are first and foremost reflections of our passion, our experience, and ultimately founded upon the relationships we’ve made. These “Correlations” are the backbone of our wines.”
Sourcing fruit from Spring Mountain, Rutherford and Atlas Peak, Correlation Wine Company is making their mark in the industry as they enter into their second year producing premium wine.
“Over the years of running my families winery, I’ve learned the true power in having the chance to welcome guests, introduce them to our story, and share our wines, hopefully making lifelong fans and supporters,” said Steffens. “I knew we needed to find a home where we could properly present our wines, giving the brand a chance to stand and grow as its own. The Wine Thief was a perfect match. They are passionate about wines, they appreciate the smaller family owned brands, and have a team truly excited to share not only our wines, but a handful of other incredible vintners.”
Correlation Wine Company is a culmination of experience, a selection of extraordinary terroir and virtuosity. For Wesley Steffens, the wines offer a beautiful interpretation through association.
“When I think about the backbone of this brand, my passion towards this new opportunity, and the vision towards the future, I simply circle back to our mission statement. We are rooted in relationships, and driven by the commitment to make them stronger,” said Steffens. “It all circles back to the relationships. I’m having a blast getting this brand launched, and look forward to sharing many new Correlations as we continue to share our story.
Correlation Wine Company
PO Box 558 St. Helena, CA 94574 Phone: 707-963-9441
Originally Written by Valerie Owens for Napa Valley Life Magazine on July 18, 2018