Seavey Vineyard produces estate grown and produced wines in the eastern hills of the St Helena AVA. Seavey is located on idyllic piece of property surrounded by vines and trees. At less than 2 tons per acre, the hillside vineyard is extremely low yielding.
Founders William and Mary Seavey purchased their land in 1979 and were soon planting vineyards. But the property has a very long history that dates to the 1870s. In those years, the Franco-Swiss Farming Company planted grapes and built a stone winery. In 1989, the Seavey Family updated these facilities for modern winemaking.
For the first decade after planting their vines, William and Mary Seavey sold all of their grapes Raymond Vineyards. They began making their own wine in 1990; the year after they finished renovating the old stone winery on their property. Production began with Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, and in 1994, the couple began making Merlot as well.
Philippe Melka has been Seavey Vineyard’s consulting winemaker since 1995. He works closely with winemaker Matthew Reid and owner William Seavey. The winery’s first priority is to produce premium wines in an environmentally sensitive fashion. To these ends, many of the operations are powered with solar energy and sustainable farming techniques are employed in the vineyard.
The winery’s most recent releases consist of the 2003 Seavey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Caravina Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Seavey Napa Valley Merlot, and 2004 Seavey Napa Valley Chardonnay.
Currently offer tours and tastings by appointment only.