About Seppa Vineyard
Seppa Winery & Land, History
The Seppa farm has been in the family since 1908. Originally a small house on open lands, the home was purchased and built out from a one-room country shack by Matti Seppä in the early 1900's.
The building of a Finnish sauna, barns and planting of Oak trees began the land development. Matti's son, Emil and wife Marie (expert fruit canner) would raise their kids next door, and eventually the original house & land were taken on by Emil's son Don and wife Gina Seppa.
Sonoma County was once considered 'The Egg Capital,' of the world and the Seppa land contributed to this through the brooding of chickens like so many other farming families in the area. Eggs and chickens eventually gave way to mustard flowers and horse paddocks.
In 2001 Don Seppa planted his first Pinot Noir grapes on two separate slopes of land. He makes his own wine for family, and sells bulk grapes to fine producers throughout the area. Sonoma County has since become a top destination for wine enthusiasts, and spans all of the Sonoma Coast.
You can find a list below of both producers and restaurants/bars to sip on Seppa Vineyard Pinot Noir!
"No field left un-tilled, til the days end with nought but a glass of wine"
Located in Penngrove, Sonoma County, Seppa Vineyard sits in the Petaluma Gap in a valley that is under- lain by unconsolidated marine and continental sediments and volcanic rocks of Tertiary and Quaternary age. The diurnal temperatures can range up to 40+ degrees, and the valley experiences a coastal fog layer that lends itself to a final wine with added complexity and acidity.
No treated Wood products
Sand and Clay Soil
110 feet above Sea Level
Aspect: 70% easterly, 30% south facing. Slope: 1-3%.
Region: Petaluma Gap
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Vineyard: Seppa Vineyard
Soil: Sand and clay soil
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir, Clone 115
Vine age: Vines are more than 15 years old
Where to Find Seppa Pinot
Gary Danko, San Francisco CA
Wayfare Tavern, Chef Tyler Florence, SF CA
Perbacco, San Francisco CA
Press Club, San Francisco CA
Mason, Chef Ryan Scott, San Francisco, CA
Revolution Wine Bar, Sacramento CA
Ella Dining Room & Bar, Sacramento CA
Bankers Hill Bar & Restaurant, San Diego CA
Wineries, Clients, Buyers
"The wine is bright and focused, with beautiful cherry fruit and a hint of berry fruit that you get from cool-‐climate Sonoma Coast, yet has the roundness that you normally get with inland sites in the Petaluma Gap. Rohlffs makes the wine gravitationally with minimal intervention, taking inspiration from the great winemakers of Burgundy.At 12.3% alcohol, and possessing an invigoratingacidity, this elegant wine is very well-suited to food pair."
Vinification and aging: 7 day cold soak followed by spontaneous fermentation, pressed into Francois Frères French barrels (10% new), racked once after MLF, gravity moved, aged for 11 months, bottled unfined and unfiltered
Tasting Notes: Berry patch aromas with a savory note. Tart red fruit flavors with palate-cleansing acidity in this well‐balanced wine.
Other buyers include:
Amphora Wines, Healdsburg CA
Dovetail, Napa CA
Alfaro, Watsonville CA
Banshee, Healdsburg CA