Steve Brady, founder and proprietor of On Q Wines, crafts ultra-premium wines produced 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 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 and enable him to create wines of high-quality, elegance, and sophistication to be enjoyed by both discriminating wine connoisseur and novice alike.
Steve planted his first vineyard in 2003 with the 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.
In 2010, Steve launched On Q Wines with an indelible vintage that received rave reviews and high scores. Steve's Consulting Winemaker, Maayan Koschitzky, assists Steve in winemaking decisions and works directly alongside in the cellar.
Leila is Steve’s wife and Director of Sales for On Q Wines. She was born on the island of Java in Indonesia and holds a dual Master’s Degree in English Literature and Cultural Studies from Airlangga University in Surabaya, Indonesia. Her sensitivity to métier and penchant for connecting with those from all over the world allow her to naturally assist in all aspects of winery operations and in overseeing wine club memberships and private tastings.
Director of Sales
Maayan comes to On Q Wines by way of cult wineries Screaming Eagle, Dalle Valle, and Atelier Melka.
“Spanning wine regions in Israel, California, Washington and Chile, Maayan has accumulated more winemaking experience in ten years than many enologists would in an entire career,” says Inside Winemaking Magazine.
Like Steve, Maayan holds an Engineering degree and a background unique to the Napa Valley. However, his ultimate passion for winemaking and enology led him to the Napa Valley, where he has become one of the most respected and talented winemakers in the region. His distinguished palate and ability to construct complex wine blends has elevated On Q to a new level. Maayan and Steve work closely together to ensure On Q wines are among some of the finest produced in the Napa Valley
Maayan’s meticulous focus in tending to the vines with great care and precision are the impetus in ensuring On Q Wines are produced with the best fruit possible, supporting his belief that “great wine starts right on the vines.”
Tim Martin was bitten by his love for the finer things in life at the tender age of eleven when he started working for his Italian grandfather in his Italian restaurant. That early passion led to more than twenty incredible years in the restaurant and luxury hotel business.
This passion took him around the country until he found himself in Napa Valley, working with one of the matriarchs of the Napa Valley, Robin Lail and her new wine project, Lail Vineyards. After helping establish and run the Lail Vineyards for 11 years, Tim launched Gauge in 2004 which is his own branding/marketing firm. Gauge focuses on branding, business development, and marketing strategies for leading companies including Tusk Estates, On Q Wines, Corlis Estates, Somersault Snack Co, Blue Ocean, Casa Piena, Melka Wines, Flanagan Vineyards, Lail Vineyards, Frias Family, Lail Design Group, and Cultivate System just to name a few.
Jacquelyn is a native Texan with a warmth and natural Southern charm that shine through every interaction. She graduated from Texas A&M with a BA in marketing. World travels resulted in Jacquelyn settling in Italy’s premier wine regions, which ultimately led her to abandon a career in the fashion industry in favor of pursuing a longtime passion for wine. Drawn by the lifestyle of food, wine, and hospitality, Jacquelyn made her way to Napa. Before long, she found herself running sales and hospitality for Barnett Family Vineyards on Spring Mountain and subsequently for Six Sigma Ranch. She then helped launch Sinegal Estate and was the driving force behind their success.
Jacquelyn brings a decade of experience in the wine business, including an Advance WSET certification as well as International Guild of Sommeliers certification. Her innate sense of the business coupled with hospitality in its purest form, give her the natural ability to connect with both clients and coworkers alike.
Augie, through his previous experience as the Estate Sommelier for Meadowood Napa Valley, draws on his wine education, world travels, and Napa Valley upbringing to provide a unique perspective to On Q Wines.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 2007 from the University of Dallas, where he was a three-year letter winner in baseball. After graduation, he moved back home to Napa Valley and began to work in the local wine and restaurant industries. Augie furthered his wine knowledge and experience at the Michelin rated Étoile restaurant at Domaine Chandon in Yountville.
During this time, he made various trips to Europe where he studied local viticulture and wine. Augie is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers. Augie’s enthusiasm to learn about all aspects of wine and viticulture in conjunction with his passion to share that knowledge make him a natural fit for On Q Wines.
Augie was the resident Sommelier at Meadowood and the driving force behind their Wine Experiences Program. He expanded its scope and created new programs, all while managing Meadowood’s three meal period, high-volume restaurant, The Grill at Meadowood Napa Valley.