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A brief history

In 1979, William and Mary Seavey purchased the historic estate originally founded by the Franco-Swiss Farming Company in 1881. One century after the first vines were planted, Seavey Vineyard was established. Once again, the land would be groomed to grow world-class wines, not to satisfy modern trends, but to honor age-old winemaking traditions. The Seavey Vineyard Wine Library maintains wine from each vintage produced on this land and provides close friends of the winery a chance to taste back through twenty years of Cabernet Sauvignon.; "There are no shortcuts in the vineyard. Our wine's best friend is time, with patience being a gift you give to yourself." William A. Seavey; The most underrated great Cabernet produced in Napa Valley....with perhaps the best second label wine in Napa, the Caravina Cabernet keep in mind I have Seaveys going back to 1990 in my cellar.; Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
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Established in 1979

1310 Conn Valley Road
Napa Valley, California, United States
94574

www.seaveyvineyard.com

wine@seaveyvineyard.com

+17079638339

Meet The Winemakers

  • Philippe Melka

    On a whim, Philippe took a wine course in his final year of study at the University of Bordeaux while completing a geology degree – a moment that changed the trajectory of his life. He began his journey at Château Haut Brion where his passion for Cabernet-based blends and Sauvignon Blanc began and completed a Masters program in Agronomy and Enology. He was intrigued by the relationship between soil and wine quality, a fascination that continues today.

    Yearning to learn more, he set out for Napa Valley (Dominus Estate), Western Australia (Chittering Estate), Chianti in Italy (Badia a Coltibuono) and Bordeaux (Chateau Petrus) where he divided his time between soil study and winemaking. From the great diversity of terroirs he studied, Napa Valley revealed itself to have the most exciting potential for extraordinary wine.

    Trained and influenced by some of the most notable personalities in the wine business, Philippe has devoted the past 19 years to winemaking here in Napa Valley – getting his start as a consultant with Lail Vineyards at its inception. Being recently named one of the top nine wine consultants in the world by Robert Parker underscores his truly remarkable gift in a career that has only just begun.

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  • Jim Duane

    Jim has led Seavey’s winemaking since 2011 after stints at Robert Mondavi Winery and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars where he became inspired to focus on Bordeaux varietals. Jim combines rich knowledge of winemaking from around the world with deep technical understanding of vineyards and wine, receiving his Master’s Degree in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis. About Seavey, Jim says: “I delight in the rugged terraces and steep vineyards here, which provide constant opportunities to refine our cultivation methods, And in our small team’s relentless pursuit of crafting unmistakable, world-class wines.” Jim is also passionate about wine education and produces an informative and entertaining Inside Winemaking Podcast.

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Seavey Vineyard Wines

Featured Wines

Seavey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Preview
Seavey VineyardCabernet Sauvignon

Seavey Vineyard Caravina Cabernet Bottle Preview
Seavey VineyardCaravina Cabernet

Seavey Vineyard Founders’ Reserve Bottle Preview
Seavey VineyardFounders’ Reserve

Seavey Vineyard Merlot Bottle Preview
Seavey VineyardMerlot

Seavey Vineyard Chardonnay Bottle Preview
Seavey VineyardChardonnay

Seavey Vineyard Mimi’s Rosé Bottle Preview
Seavey VineyardMimi’s Rosé

With signature freshness and bright acidity, this wine is a tribute to Mary “Mimi” Seavey and her incredible vitality and generous spirit. Mimi would have enjoyed this lighter style wine. Entirely estate grown, Mimi’s Rosé is a refreshing blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 5% Chardonnay, sourced from just a few special rows of our vineyard blocks. Winemaker Jim Duane’s dedication to quality is exemplified in his creation of this clean, crisp wine.