In 1896, my great-grandfather, an immigrant from Italy, purchased a plot of land boasting a young vineyard for 10 gold coins he earned working as a cook in California’s gold mines. With its fog, cobbled hillsides and proximity to the ocean this special place reminded him of his hometown for which he named it, San Lorenzo. At the same time, my paternal grandfather, already a winemaker in California, planted his stake in the same area founding Seghesio Family Vineyards and Winery. Eventually, my parents would meet over a grape purchase at San Lorenzo.
Today it is my privilege to steward the San Lorenzo planting and honor this iconic 120 year old vineyard with its own label. Walking this vineyard humbled by my rich history in the California wine industry, I began Journeyman with my wife and sons to share with them this craft that has sustained our family for generations.
---- Peter Seghesio
First planted in 1891
jour.ney.man – (n.) the skill level one achieves in a trade or craft between apprentice and master