Rethinking Zinfandel in Sonoma

Seghesio, a family and winery synonymous with the grape, is making changes in response to climate shifts in the region

Rethinking Zinfandel in Sonoma
Senior editor Tim Fish chatted with Pete Seghesio about his decision to move away from Zinfandel. (Rick Wenner)
From the Nov 15, 2022, issue

Pete Seghesio thought he’d grow Zinfandel all his life. The Seghesio name is synonymous with Zinfandel in California’s Sonoma County, and his mom’s side of the family, the Passalacquas, has been in the Zin business for just as long—125 years or more. But just about everything at their historic San Lorenzo Vineyard is changing, including the production of the family’s signature grape. Read more about how the historic Sonoma winery is switching gears.

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