Seavey Vineyard

707-963-8339 1310 Conn Valley Road
St. Helena, CA 94574
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In the early 1870's, Swiss immigrant Charles Volper acquired a 143 acre parcel along a lovely stream, which flowed down the center of Conn Valley, an eastern spur of the Napa Valley. He planted grapevines on the south facing hillsides, and purchased dairy cattle, which he grazed in the pasture below. He had a handsome stone dairy barn constructed in 1881, the same year he added stone retaining walls in support of the bridge across Conn Creek. Charles Volper subsequently entered into a partnership with Georges Crochat, a French immigrant, which they called the Franco-Swiss Farming Company. They built a wooden winery in Volper's large front pasture which borders his entrance trail from Conn Valley Road. Later when the winery burned down they built a stone winery and distillery building on the other side of Volper's entrance trail. When both partners died in 1892, Volper's estate sold his 143 acre parcel to new owners, and it served as a horse and cattle ranch until 1979, when the original Volper 143 acre Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Seavey Vineyard Caravina 2004

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    Wine review by jamlani


  • So I am going to Napa tomorrow for a few days.  I have some prearranged plans that cannot be changed, but have some limited  time for tasting.As "napagirl", I should already know exactly where to go.  The problem is, I get stuck into that rut of going to the ones I like, the old faves, over and over.  I would love to hear your recommendations an... Read More

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  • Seavey Vineyard Merlot Napa Valley 2009

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    Very dark red violet color; appealing, tart black fruit, herbs, tobacco nose; tart black fruit, espresso palate; approachable now; medium-plus finish. (with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon; 50% new French oak) 93 points Read More

    Wine review by RJonWine


  • In 2004, the movie Sideways put a major dent in California Merlot sales when ... finish. 92+ points 4. Seavey Vineyard In 1979, William and Mary Seavey purchased the historic estate originally founded by the Franco-Swiss Farming Company in 1881. By the time they bought the property, it had been a cattle ranch for several years, but Mary, who u... Read More

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  • Seavey Vineyard Merlot Napa Valley 2003

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    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Seavey-Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley United Sates Vin Rouge 1997

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  • Seavey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2002

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  • Seavey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1997

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  • Seavey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2004

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    Ripe, vivid aromatics of currant, florals and hazelnut-scented oak. Sleek yet muscular package with rich intense tannins all in balance. Sweet fruit and oak on the nose, nearly pinot scented. Great structure and balance between bold tannin and extremely ripe fruit.- Tasted at Marché Bacchus 4/24/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


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