Kevin Steffanson

Tasting Room Manager – Woodinville


As a Walla Walla native, Kevin Steffanson has witnessed the growth of eastern Washington wine country. Now, he has ventured to the west side of Washington to continue promoting Basel Cellars wines.

I can’t begin to tell you how much I’ve learned at Basel Cellars and how many great relationships I’ve made while working here… Oh wait, I guess this is the  beginning of telling you!

Kevin was born and raised in the Walla Walla area. Immediately after high school he worked as a welder’s apprentice in Prineville, Oregon, before returning home and, for the first time, was introduced to the wine industry. He didn’t work in the cellar or the vineyard (at least, not exclusively), but was more involved in the construction of local wineries and vineyards.  Just over a year later he ended up working a few days on the bottling line at Basel Cellars before he was hired full time. After a couple years at Basel Cellars, getting well rounded experience in the cellar, vineyard and entire estate, Kevin worked part time while he attended two years at Walla Walla’s Center for Enology and Viticulture. Now, he’s representing Basel Cellars at our tasting room in Woodinville, WA.

Be sure to stop by and say ‘hello’, he’ll be happy you did!


  • Hiking
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  • Learning about computers
  • Learning about anything!