The Sangiacomo family has always felt a deep connection to the land — especially through farming. It all began in Genoa, Italy where a good day’s work for our grandfather Vittorio Sangiacomo started and ended in the field. He voyaged to America in 1913 on the advice of our great grandfather and got his first job at age 17 in the vegetable fields at Bay Farm Island in Alameda County, California. Shortly thereafter he began working in the scavenger industry in San Francisco where he later successfully launched his own business. But he longed to return to working the land and in 1927, he purchased a 52-acre fruit tree ranch in Sonoma Valley. Today, we call that the Home Ranch. Our inspiration for Sangiacomo Wines is born from a pursuit to craft the very finest wines and honor our family heritage, while creating a legacy for the next generation.
Our Vineyards - All of our vineyards are located in Sonoma County, with the majority near our home in Sonoma and smaller plantings in the nearby Petaluma Gap and Sonoma Coast region. We farm over 1600 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in fifteen different vineyards located in four American Viticultural Areas (AVAs): Carneros, Sonoma Coast, Petaluma Gap and Sonoma Valley. But where the real magic happens is in the more than 100 individually farmed sites spread across our fifteen vineyards.
Sustainability - We have employed many sustainable methods of farming ever since we began cultivating our soil in 1927. Over the decades we have gradually increased these practices. We are proud to say that in 2015 we attained 100% sustainable certification for all of our vineyards granted by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA). Our efforts are in alignment with Sonoma County’s commitment to become the first wine region in the U.S. that is 100% sustainable by 2019.