Our Story !
We are building a wonderful community of wine lovers, conscious grape growers and artisanal winemakers.
Winery STEF stands for
Made from the Natural Process of Vine Grapes Fermentation
Where, Who, How and Nutritional Information
Reducing & Offsetting Carbon Foot Print, Planting Trees
Wine Adventures, Community, Sharing, Social Commitment
Winemaker & Founder
Stephane Filliatreau, winemaker and founder of Winery STEF started making wine in the Loire Valley, France in 1987 at his 7 generations family estate.
After decades traveling making wine in south, north America and Europe, he settled in the US. In 2020, Steph started this new Wine Adventure with the goal to create a community to support small producers, artisan winemaker and wine lovers.
OUR FRIENDS & BUSINESS PARTNERS
Wines from Chile, Uruguay, France, Spain and other countries coming soon in the months and years to come. Join us for future exiting wine adventures...
The term artisan wine evokes a particular romantic notion among consumers. A name that offers reassurance that the wines are made with extra care by people committed to their winemaking. Artisan wines often come from smaller producers in limited quantities. The production of artisan wines has traditional ties to specific regions, soils, and the climate of the local vineyard. They may even reflect a certain charm or personality of the grower and winemaker.
However you define artisan wine, my goal is to create a community. A wine-loving space for consumers, wine producers, and artisan wineries who support one other with an end goal of offering an utterly unique product with fair pricing, exceptional quality, and ethical growing practices. Stephane Filliatreau, Winemaker
I’ve been working as a winemaker for over 30 years in France—on my estate in Loire Valley—and Chile, arguably two of the best wine producers in the world. I’ve had the opportunity to speak with many winemakers making exceptional wines, and I’ve spent decades enjoying their wines and exploring international wine-growing. My focus has been on sustainable planet-loving practices, ethical trade, and largely organic and biodynamic growing.
Winery Stef offers a shared community of transparency—wine origin, labor and growing practices, and organic options for our consumers. For the producers, we invite long-term partnerships and fair pricing with collaborative marketing. For the wineries, our partnerships contribute to scaling their business in both quality and volume.
As a Benefit Corporation seeking the B-Corp certification, Winery Stef is balancing purpose, product, and profit, with just the right splash (or sip) of fun! We don’t believe in heavy discount marketing techniques, as we prefer a direct-to-consumer strategy. This trading model offers a win-win solution where consumers feel connected to their producers. In addition, we support smaller vineyards with fair market value. This pricing strategy inevitably helps support communities, freeing up funding for local and global non-profits involved in climate change and ending world hunger.
We begin our wine journey in, Oregon, then south to California, eventually across Europe, South America and the rest of the world.
We hope you join us.