Seghesio Family Vineyards

707-433-7764 14730 Grove Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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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.
– Description from Mimi Kim

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  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Seghesio Zinfandel Rockpile Ridge Vineyard 2010


    Fairly dark purply color. Somewhat woody nose with a slight astringency that suggests alcohol. Fairly fruity on introduction to the palateblackberry and, maybe some citrus. Acid hit gives the citrus impression but it might also be compared to stone fruitplum or peach. Some suggestion of spiceclove. Very warm finish, but, to the detriment of... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • I haven't tasted a Zinfandel in many years and would like to get reacquainted.  Any recommendations for a fruit-forward one around $25? Read More

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  • Seghesio Zin Rockpile 2008


    Very rich ruby color. Quite fruity on the tongue/palatelots of blackberry and prune. It comes close to being a jammy Zin, but, thankfully, stops just short of that. Serious tartness (think sour peach) emerges at the back of the palate. A very lengthy finish. A good, sturdy, wine, but not one that I would lust for more. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma Rockpile 2012


    Nice blend of fruit--raspberries, plums. Maybe just a tad fruitier than I prefer, but this will appeal to many. Very tame tannin and very light on the acid suggests to me that this is a drink-it-now. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma Rockpile 2012


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    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • Hello everyone.  My name is Tom.  My wife and I enjoy finding new wines and cherishing old favorites.  We've been drinking "good" wines for about ten years and have distinctly different tastes.  I prefer dry reds while she likes fruity, but not sweet whites and Champagne.  Looking forward to reading reviews and sharing my tastes with the rest of... Read More

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  • Seghesio Family San Lorenzo Zinfandel Premier 2007


    Seghesio San Lorenzo Alexander Valley 2006 Zinfandel is one of the top five wines I have drunk in Europe or California. Wine Spector rates it 92 upon release, and I would rate it 99 after aging to 2013. I doubt you can buy this anywhere for $100.? Read More

    Wine review by billgardiner

  • Seghesio Zinfandel Monte Rosso Sonoma Valley 2011


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    Wine review by bobbytdc

  • Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma 2010


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    Wine review by puhnner

  • It's not often that I have a plan. Well, a detailed plan at least.. Some sort of a plan not being a requirement for those in this business. But a detailed plan, and over-arching theme for a visit to wine country can certainly come in handy.  This month’s, or rather last month’s theme was, surprisingly enough: Zinfandel. I say surprisingly becaus... Read More

    From the article The Best of Zinfandel

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  • Meet and Taste with Winemaker Ted Seghesio of Seghesio Winery Tuesday March 3rd, 4 - 6pm, Gary's of Wayne 1308 Rt 23 N, Wayne NJ, 973-633-3900 Ted Seghesio grew up next door to the Sonoma winery where he now creates stellar Zinfandel and Italian varietals, but it took a little arm-twisting from his mother to enter into the fa...

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