Seghesio Family Vineyards Petite Sirah Alexander Valley San Lorenzo 2007

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In 1896, Frank Passalacqua purchased a young vineyard in Southernmost Alexander Valley for the sum of ten gold coins. As was the custom of the time, the vineyard was planted to Zinfandel with a planting of Petite Sirah alongside for blending. Passalacqua named the vineyard “San Lorenzo” for his hometown in Italy. Sixty years later, his granddaughter, Rachel Ann Passalacqua, met Eugene “Pete” Seghesio when he purchased grapes from the San Lorenzo vineyard. The couple was soon married. Today, Seghesio Farms manages that same vineyard and produces the highly acclaimed San Lorenzo Zinfandel.

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Seghesio Family Vineyards:
  The Seghesio Family Vineyards have a rich history, dating back to 1895 when Edoardo Seghesio and his wife Angela purchased their home in Alexander Valley, part of Sonoma County. They didn’t buy the land for the house - they bought it for the 56 acres that were ideal vineyard land. That year, the land’s first grapes were planted - Zinfandel. In 1902, Seghesio Winery was... Read more
  The Seghesio Family Vineyards have a rich history, dating back to 1895 when Edoardo Seghesio and his wife Angela purchased their home in Alexander Valley, part of Sonoma County. They didn’t buy the land for the house - they bought it for the 56 acres that were ideal vineyard land. That year, the land’s first grapes were planted - Zinfandel. In 1902, Seghesio Winery was founded, but the Seghesios didn’t stop there. In 1910 they acquired even more land, in the region known as Chianti, California. On that land, they planed Sangiovese, Canielao Nero, Trebbiano and Malvasia, making the it the oldest planting of Sangiovese in North America. Six months before Prohibition, Seghesio took a gamble and made a significant purchase - a 4,000,000 gallon capacity winery with 1,100 acres of vineyards from his former employer, Italian Swiss Colony. Unfortunately, Prohibition hit harder than Seghesio expected, and he was forced to completely sell off his shares in the winery by 1933. In 1983, the company changed drastically, when Ted and Peter Seghesio decided to shift the winery’s focus to high-quality production and much smaller lots, producing wine under the Seghesio label for the first time. Ted became the both the winemaker and the deliverer of wine, and with the help of Peter, a successful distribution network was formed. After tending to over 400 acres of vineyards across many regions, Seghesio Family Vineyards has become a large, successful vineyard with fourth generation winemakers. Read less

External Reviews for Seghesio Family Vineyards Petite Sirah Alexander Valley San Lorenzo

External Review
Vintage: 2001 01/16/2009

A Petite Sirah wine from California in USA. 2001 Seghesio Petite Sirah 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 1999 01/16/2009

A Petite Sirah wine from California in USA. 1999 Seghesio Petite Sirah 750ml



In 1896, Frank Passalacqua purchased a young vineyard in Southernmost Alexander Valley for the sum of ten gold coins. As was the custom of the time, the vineyard was planted to Zinfandel with a planting of Petite Sirah alongside for blending. Passalacqua named the vineyard “San Lorenzo” for his hometown in Italy. Sixty years later, his granddaughter, Rachel Ann Passalacqua, met Eugene “Pete” Seghesio when he purchased grapes from the San Lorenzo vineyard. The couple was soon married. Today, Seghesio Farms manages that same vineyard and produces the highly acclaimed San Lorenzo Zinfandel.

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