The domain has a rich history with several generations of families have owned it. It was not until 1985 that the Staglin family purchased the property. To continue the work that had been started by the previous owners, the family collaborated with André Tchelistcheff. André helped define the style of Californian wines. In 2007, the Staglin family reunited the entire estate after purchasing the original house built by the Steckter family in the 1860s. Staglin Family Vineyard is located at the base of the western slopes of Mount St. John the highest mountain of the Mayacamas. Napa Valley settlers discovered the terroir in the 1860s and saw great potential for planting vines. Since the Staglin family are the owners of the domain, they use organic agriculture in the vineyard. In addition to the Staglin Family Vineyard wines, they also produce a wine called Salus. The profits that come from this wine are donated to neurological disease research. More than 450 million dollars have been raised for this research over the last 3 decades.