GROWER’S SERIES

buzzSEATON VINEYARD

Rich in history and tradition, Buzz Seaton’s roots were planted in the Dry Creek Valley more than 45 years ago.

Buzz graduated from Chico State with a degree in biology and accounting, with aspirations of being a teacher. He began his career in construction, a field that he felt passionate about. He eventually became a partner in a local construction firm, and then began his own firm, Seaton Construction. He built the home his mother and father shared and the “dream home” of his wife, Sally, for his own family.

Seaton Vineyard is located on the hillside of upper West Dry Creek. Starting with small farm beginnings, he now produces from dry farmed Estate Vineyards that create wines with intensity and richness.  Buzz Seaton’s wines truly showcase the unique character of Dry Creek Valley.

LOCATION: 7412 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg CA

Grower Buzz Seaton

Grape Profile

  • Varietals:
  • Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
  • Year Planted: 1976
  • Clone: 80 year – old field selection
  • Rootstock: St George
  • Vine Training: Head –trained and cordon
  • Irrigation Type: Dry Farmed

Vineyard Size

  • Planted Area: 36.37
  • Avg. Crop Yield in Tons/Acre 3.5 – 6.87 T/acre

Land Profile

  • Topography
  • Elevation 190.8 ft.
  • Slope 8.2% (4.66°)
  • Aspect East (79.79°)
  • Soil Type:  Boomer, Manzanita, Riverwash, Stonyford, Yolo

Temperature & Rainfall

  • Average Hi °F: 82.1
  • Average Low °F: 48.2
  • Annual Rainfall: 82.1″
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forchiniFORCHINI VINEYARD

Jim and Andrew Forchini’s family has been growing grapes for many generations. Their family’s head pruned vineyard located on the eastern side of the valley is a dry farmed Italian field blend dating back to 1886.  These vines produce fruit that that reflects the quality that comes with age and expresses the exceptional terroir of both the vineyard and Dry Creek Valley. This old vine zinfandel creates a wine that is luscious, well balanced and has concentrated fruit flavors and intensity.

“ Never be late with anything, always be punctual with mother nature”. Andrew Forchini

LOCATION: 5141 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Grower Andrew Forchini

Grape Profile

  • Varietals:  Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignan
  • Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
  • Year Planted: 1886
  • Organic / Sustainable No, aimed toward sustainability
  • Clone: Old Vine
  • Rootstock: St. George
  • Vine Training: Head Pruned
  • Irrigation Type: Dry Farmed

Vineyard Size

  • Planted Area: 62.55 acres
  • Avg. Crop Yield in Tons/Acre 2.3 T/acre

Land Profile

  • Topography:
  • Elevation 211.64 ft.
  • Slope 5.8% (3.31°)
  • Aspect Southwest (221.02°)
  • Soil Type: Manzanita Gravelly Silt Loam

Temperature & Rainfall

  • Average Hi °F: 73.1
  • Average Low °F: 44.4
  • Annual Rain: 41.71″
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treborceTREBORCE VINEYARD

It all started thousands of years ago when Sonoma volcano ash created the best foundational soil for Zinfandel and Petite Sirah grapes. Treborce Vineyards is situated on the high benchland of Dry Creek Valley in a climate that is the perfect growing environment for these coveted grapes.

Every day, Bob Littell goes for a walk through his Treborce Vineyards and inspects his vines, with pruners on his belt, tape in hand along with his two dogs–German shorthaired pointers that are both rescues. Treborce Vineyard is located on the bench lands along the eastern side of Dry Creek Valley. Bob Littell utilizing biodynamic and sustainable vineyard practices. The wine from this vineyard is rich and complex, showcasing the terroir of Dry Creek Valley.

LOCATION: 1633 Dry Creek Road Healdsburg, CA, 95448

Grower Bob Littel

Grape Profile

  • Varietals: 15% Petite Sirah, 85% is Zinfandel
  • Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
  • Year Planted: 1999 Organic / Sustainable
  • Clone: Field Grafted into four [4] Zinfandel Blocks and one [1] Petite Sirah Block
    • All Bud wood was harvested from 100 yr. old vines in Dry Creek Valley and Geyserville
    • Replants over the years from Nova Vines [all certified bench grafts; mostly 110R; 101-14; Zin Bisordi
    • Lane Bob Demple FPS 8 on St George]; Primitivo; Zin or Dupratt on 3309 or St George
  • Rootstock: 1999 and 2001 – Certified St George
  • Vine Training: (8 X 8 Spacing) | Second planting in 2001 (decreasing spacing to 4’ x 8’)
  • Vine Training: Trellis

Vineyard Size

  • Planted Area: 8.27
  • Avg. Crop Yield in Tons/Acre 3.5 – 6.87 T/acre

Land Profile

  • Topography:
  • Elevation 287.38 ft.
  • Slope 4.9% (2.82°)
  • Aspect South (175.67°)
  • Soil Type: Clough gravelly loam
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