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The Team

The Magic Maker

Steve Leveque

Steve Leveque is a Napa Valley native who has earned a reputation for making wines that reflect terroir and the essence of the varietal. After more than 10 years at Robert Mondavi Winery working closely with Tim Mondavi, Steve joined Sonoma’s Chalk Hill Estate Winery where he served as Executive Vice President and Winemaker, crafting small lot Bordeaux varietals to much fanfare. Today, in addition to crafting Stardust, Steve serves as Director of Winemaking for Hall Wines in St. Helena, where he creates award-winning, high-scoring wines that please the senses.

The Wine Wizard

Megan Gunderson Paredes

Megan Gunderson Paredes began her wine career as an intern at Robert Mondavi Winery in 2001, before becoming the Laboratory Manager at St. Supry Vineyards. Moving to Dominus Estates in Rutherford, she was mentored by Christian Moueix and Jean-Claude Berrouet, honing her winemaking skills. Now at Hall Wines, Megan is winemaker for WALT Wines’ highly regarded Burgundy varietals and works with Steve making Stardust.

The Keeper of the Land

Rios Farming Company, LLC

Rios Farming Company is a full service vineyard management company, founded in 1998 by Manuel Rios, that currently manages over 1,500 acres of ultra-premium grapes for estate wineries and private owners. No one knows better that premium wine is born in the vineyards.