1895, the Seghesio Family planted their first zinfandel vineyard in Sonoma County’s
Alexander Valley. Today, Seghesio Family Vineyards is a collection of 400 acres
of superior vineyard sites acquired over the past century. Vineyards in Alexander
Valley, Russian River Valley and Dry Creek Valley were meticulously chosen by
four generations of Seghesio winemakers for their diversity and capacity to bear
the finest quality grapes. Today’s generation of Seghesios shares their grandfather’s
passion for zinfandel with over half of their acreage dedicated to the grape.
Seghesio Family Vineyards was the dream of young Italian immigrants Eduardo and
Angela Seghesio who met while each worked at the Italian Swiss Colony Winery in
northern Sonoma County. In 1895, the couple purchased the original family home
and a 56 acre ranch in Alexander Valley. Eduardo continued as winemaker at Italian
Swiss Colony until 1902 when he completed construction of his own winery
. In the years preceding and following Prohibition, the vineyards and winery produced
wine for local customers who purchased it by the gallon. Larger customers shipped
wine via the railroad. Following WWII, the family was a larger, regional producer
of wine who sold to other wineries. Then, in 1983, at the encouragement of the
younger generation, the family began to bottle their wines under the Seghesio
Upon celebrating its Centennial as growers in1995, the family re-dedicated its
efforts in the vineyards by limiting crop yields through careful vine management.
In a commitment to produce superior quality estate wines, our fermentation cellar
was redesigned and production was decreased by two-thirds.
Eight family members are involved in the daily operations of the business. These
members represent third, fourth and fifth generations all united in the goal of
creating great wines from the soils our forefathers left us.
Seghesio Family Vineyards is located in the historic wine town of Healdsburg.
The Tasting Room is part of the original winery building dating back to 1895 and
is open daily for tasting from 10am-4:30pm.
Seghesio Family Vineyards / 14730 Grove Street / Healdsburg, CA 95448 / 707-433-3579