The story of Seghesio Family Vineyards begins with the vision and determination of immigrants and continues through the hardship of Prohibition and the challenges of survival in the 20th and 21st centuries. Their story is the story of the values our local wine community holds dear: heritage, tradition and community. Through five generations and 120 years, Seghesio Family Vineyards has been proud to be part of the vibrant history and fabric of Sonoma County.
The Mauritson Family has grown Sonoma County grapes for more than 140 years, and the wines they create have the incomparable benefit of six generations of expertise. Their great-great-great grandfather S.P. Hallengren was the first to plant vines in what is now the legendary Rockpile AVA—from which he shipped every ounce of his wine back to his heritage home in Sweden. To call Rockpile “rugged” is an understatement. With its rocky terrain and steep hillsides, it is one of the most difficult to farm spots in all of Sonoma County, but the resulting wines exhibit such power and finesse that it causes winemakers (and critics) to swoon.
Seghesio sources its Rockpile fruit from their friends at Mauritson, and for the first time ever, these two historic wineries have joined forces to create a Rockpile wine that’s unlike any wine ever produced. Hundreds of years of combined winemaking prowess have come together in one bottling for a distinctive blend.