Back in the late 1800s and early 1900s, California was alive with a buzz for wine (no pun intended). Immigrants from Spain and Italy were finding the West Coast’s temperate climate and proximity to the Pacific to be quite reminiscent of home. It was during this time that the Mondavi and Seghesio families settled in the region. The rest as they say is history.
The story of the Mondavi Family is well documented and was even the basis of the successful TV series, Falcon Crest in the 1980s. While the exploits of Cesare, Robert, Peter, Michael and Timothy Mondavi are well documented and their reputations larger than life, there is another family which deserves to have their story told.
The Seghesio Family has been making wine since the 1890s and it is my attempt to shed a little light on their story in the Sonoma Valley. To find out a little more about the Seghesio’s, read Sonoma’s Italian Influence: Seghesio Family Vineyards written exclusively for Cork’d.