Seghesio Winery


   The Unti family has been making wine in the Dry Creek Valley since 1997. George Unti maintains the vineyards and Mick Unti and Sebastien Pochan make the wines. The Untis specialize in red varietals, focusing on Rhone, Italian, and Zinfandel grapes. They have a real respect for old-world winemaking traditions, which shows in their farming and winemaking style. Some of the vineyards (they farm 60 acres) were recently converted to biodynamic farming. In the cellar, Mick and Sebastien usually start with a cold soak and use only native yeasts. They are very careful in their oak selection (utilizing mostly used barrels and French oak) to emphasize the grape and terroir potential.
    The wines, particularly the Syrahs, are interesting examples of the exceptional Dry Creek Valley terroir for producing southern European grape varietals. I believe that Unti vineyard can be considered among the top Dry Creek Valley wineries.

  Wines Offered: The winery offers some interesting Italian varietals, and a great Syrah.

  Marc's selection:
  •     Syrah, Benchland Reserve: The clones are ANTAV clones from France. The quality of the grapes shows through this dark-colored Syrah. The nose shows intense blueberry mixed with tar and spice. The wine is still closed on the palate, and should be cellared a few more years. The palate is full bodied and is associated with a good acidity.


  • Free tasting by appointment only

    Contact: Mick Unti
    Address: 4202 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
    Tel: 707-433-5590
    Web site:
    Open by appointment