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...

  • Dolcetto

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

  • Barbera

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

  • 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...

  • 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 Family Vineyards on Snooth

  • The Zinner party was last night, but preparations began a week or two ago when I realized I had accumulated some Zins that needed consuming.  I had been lured by a cellar sale on BPWine that featured a ton of Turley wines from different vineyards at really attractive prices.  By the time I pulled the trigger, the best values appeared to be a 200... Read More

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  • Being a cab lover I am hesitant to stray from what I like. On a recent occasion I had the opportunity to try a Zinfandel and to my amazement, it had some of the same attributes of the cabernets I love so well. I perused Snooth and stopped on a particular zin from Bogle vineyards. Gregory Dal Piaz gave it a nice rating and being a member of Snoot... Read More

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  • Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Cortina 2009

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    I love this Zin even my friend who usually doesn't like Zins loved this one. A great buy! Read More

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  • Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Cortina 2010

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    Paired this wine with a 10oz New York Steak and a Caesar salad. I've been reading all this time about how the right pairing is a magical experience. The waitress seemed skeptical about our choice, but our simultaneous "wow!" confirmed that it was a perfect match. The wine was Jammy, and fruit filled as expected, but this wine complimented the... Read More

    Wine review by GoldFork


  • Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Cortina 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by Americo Valdes


  • Seghesio Family Vineyards Sangiovese Alexander Valley 2008

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    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Sonoma County 2008

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    AMAZING ZINFANDEL! Read More

    Wine review by CheloSpahn


  • Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Cortina 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by coreyplatt


  • Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Cortina 2003

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    Very attractive dark (think blood with more purple) in the class. Not a particularly pretty nose--some berry ideas, but also some volatile astringency. Initial sip blows all kinds of blackbery/raspberry sensations over the tip of the tongue. Some minty herbaceousness across the mid-palate. Somewhat bitter on the back of the throat. Finish i... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • So I did not marinade this myself.  It comes from the Freedom Meat Locker in Watsonville, CA.  I am cooking the behemoth up on Friday for a gathering.  I wanted to stick to "southern comfort" as far as sides (was thinking maple mashed sweet potatoes or chipolte queso yams, collard greens/bacon), but I have guests who do not like the sweet potato... Read More

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