San Lorenzo

History
The San Lorenzo Vineyard in the Russian River Valley is owned by Pete Seghesio. The vineyard was purchased in 1896 by Pete’s grandfather, who received 10 gold coins from his work cooking in the California gold fields. The purchase deed makes reference to a young vineyard already producing on the property, suggesting that the vineyard was planted as early as 1892.

The original plantings are named “The Pearl” after Pete’s mother. The Pearl became the cornerstone for subsequent plantings on San Lorenzo, which is today, one of the most iconic vineyards in California.

Location
Bordering the town of Healdsburg, San Lorenzo spans both Alexander and Russian River Valleys.

Grape Varieties
Zinfandel, primitivo, petite sirah, alicante bouschet

Age of Vines
Planted in the 1890’s.

Soils
Mix of dibble clay loam and haire gravelly loam.

Training & Yields
Head trained (no trellis), spur pruned. 1-2 tons per acre.

To learn more about Ridge San Lorenzo, read our post: “Ridge, Seghesio & The San Lorenzo Vineyard