Steve Brady, founder and proprietor (through June 2022) of On Q Wines, crafts ultra-premium micro production wines from the finest Napa Valley grapes grown in the Coombsville sub-appellation.
As a young man growing up in the Napa Valley, Steve learned to appreciate and respect the significance of the region’s winemaking history. In addition to his love for wine, Steve’s longtime hobby of playing the trumpet soon evolved into a semi-professional endeavor. As his passions for both wine and music grew, Steve realized the creation of extraordinary music and the crafting of world-class wine shared a common element—timing.
Trained as a Marine Engineer and having spent many years at sea, Steve’s detail-oriented, meticulous nature couple with his artistic side has enabled him to create wines of high-quality, elegance, and sophistication to be enjoyed by both the discriminating wine connoisseur and novice alike.
Steve planted his first vineyard in 2003 with help from his three daughters, Megan, Amanda, and Marina—each of whom have been involved in his winemaking endeavors since its inception. He produced his first wine with the 2005 vintage, a Rhone blend that received rave reviews from friends, family, and local wine competitions called Megandina.
In 2010, Steve launched On Q Wines with an indelible vintage that received rave reviews and high scores. Steve (through June 2022) and his Consulting Winemaker, Maayan Koschitzky (through the 2018 vintage), assisted Steve in winemaking decisions and worked directly alongside him in the cellar.