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Team

Our team is dedicated to crafting the very best experiences for Seghesio fans. Whether that’s through a great bottle of wine or an afternoon at our tasting room, meet the team who makes it all happen.


Andy RobinsonWinemaker
Ned NeumillerViticulture Director
Stephanie WycoffEstate Director
Stephanie SmithHospitality Manager
Alison BolandMember Experience Lead
Shane HastingsAssistant Winemaker
Michaella GoldnerAssistant Winemaker
Paul Seghesio-WilsonLab Production Assistant
Tony SciulloVIP Liaison
Graham PurvisHospitality Lead
Winemaker Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson Winemaker

Andy grew up in North Tonawanda, NY, in between Buffalo and Niagara Falls on the Niagara River — and conveniently nestled between New York’s Finger Lakes region and Ontario’s Ice Wine region. His interest in wine began while earning his Chemistry degree at SUNY Geneseo, where three of his chemistry professors were involved in winemaking or wine-related research topics. His access to wine and wine knowledge grew once he moved to New York City to attend Columbia University, where he earned a degree in Chemical Engineering. There, he met fellow chemical engineering student, lifelong friend and career adviser, Rosie Conception. Rosie would later introduce Andy to Seghesio wines and convince him to move to Sonoma to pursue his passion. Rosie was Seghesio’s Enologist from 2000 to 2003.

Andy’s formal wine career began in 2001 with Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena. Charles Krug offered the unique experience of working for two winemakers in different capacities, John Moynier in the California wine program and Jac Cole in the Napa wine program. Andy’s experience ranged from harvest intern/ vineyard sampler to wine lab technician. He absorbed everything possible about winemaking and the wine business from two excellent winemakers, each with 25+ years’ experience in the valley. The opportunity to work closely with consultants Phil Freese and Alberto Antonini beginning in 2003 have greatly influenced his winegrowing knowledge and philosophy. Andy has learned to craft fine wines from Zinfandel and varietals of Italian heritage.

Andy joined Seghesio as enologist in 2003 and claims he hasn’t stopped learning since. In 2004, he took a working vacation to Marlborough, New Zealand, for harvest in order to round out California’s warm climate by making crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Andy’s insatiable desire to try new wines and learn about different regions has since taken him to Baden in Germany; Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Lanquedoc in France; Toro and Rioja in Spain; Veneto, Campania and Tuscany in Italy; Wachau, Austria and Oporto and Alentejo in Portugal.

“Seghesio embodies a combination of tradition and innovation unequalled in the industry. Here we maintain the traditions of their forefathers by excelling at growing and producing Zinfandel and Sangiovese planted at the turn of the century, while having the creativity and vision to plant Old World Italian varietals such as Arneis, Vermentino and Aglianico,” Andy says. “My position with Seghesio allows me to participate in every aspect of a wine’s life, from vineyard, through the cellar and out the cellar door, and beyond. I have always been a jack-of-all-trades, and the Seghesio family allows me to excel at all of them.”

Andy and his wife, Kristin, were married at Seghesio Winery in 2010. They share three children: twins Patrick and Clara, and recently welcomed their youngest son Benjamin. They look forward with excitement to showing them all that the world has to offer. In his spare time Andy enjoys travel, wine, food, ice hockey, baseball, live music and snowboarding.

Ned Neumiller, Viticulture Director

Ned Neumiller Viticulture Director

For Ned Neumiller, great-great grandson of Edoardo and Angela Seghesio, the Chen vineyard in Dry Creek Valley where he grew up was a “56-acre playground.” Raised in a century-old Victorian in the midst of the vineyard by his parents, Jim and Julie Seghesio Neumiller, the fifth-generation winegrower was driving tractors and hanging with the vineyard crew from an early age. “I used to play hooky from school to be out with the guys,” Ned recalls. “They’d warm tortillas over hot plates heated by old redwood stakes and always try to slip the hottest pepper into mine.”

The taste for agriculture continued into high school, when Ned raised livestock and showed Suffolk sheep competitively, earning the prestigious American Farmer Degree. Classes in viticulture reinforced his desire to work in vineyards someday. “I knew I didn’t want to be in the winery … too much concrete,” he says.

At his high school graduation party, Ned’s second cousin Peter Seghesio took him aside and advised him to first gain experience outside of the family’s business. So, while Ned studied fruit science and viticulture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, he spent summers and harvests working for Bevill Vineyard Management in Sonoma County, and eventually joined the firm in 2003. At Bevill he oversaw approximately 300 acres of vineyards in Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys; in 2005 Ned took a position at Lampson Tractor & Equipment Co.

When Peter Seghesio began transitioning out of his grower relations role at Seghesio Family Vineyards, the opportunity Ned had been waiting for opened up. He was named the winery’s Grower Relations & Viticulture Manager in 2012. “There was a void in my life until I came back to the family business. Kicking the same dirt clods my grandfather and great grandfather … I’m thankful for it every day.”

Ned’s role involves managing over 30 different growers with multiple sites, accounting for approximately 1,200 tons of fruit. Some growers are 50 years Ned’s senior; others were his classmates in junior high and high school. Many come from families that have sold fruit to Seghesio longer than Ned has been alive. “I see myself as the growers’ advocate, though I make sure we deliver great fruit to the winery,” Ned says. “I like to kill ’em with respect.”

Ned also has the pleasure of working alongside his father, Jim Neumiller, Seghesio Family Vineyards’ vineyard manager who has worked on the family’s estate ranches for over 30 years. “We’ve always worked well together,” Ned says. “He’s a wealth of knowledge, one of Sonoma’s great Zinfandel leaders.”

Stephanie Wycoff, Estate Director

Stephanie Wycoff Estate Director

Stephanie is a Bay Area native and settled down in Sonoma County after attending Sonoma State University, where she earned her MBA in Wine Business. Since beginning her wine career in 2007, she has honed her direct-to-consumer expertise at fine wineries including Gary Farrell, Anaba, Quivira, and La Follette, and eagerly joined Seghesio Family Vineyards in 2017. “I have loved Seghesio since my early days in wine, so I jumped at the chance to join the team. The delicious Cortina Zinfandel and the fun that I always had as a visiting guest left a lasting impression. It’s exciting to be a part of creating those memories now for others.”

A demonstrated leader in the wine community, Stephanie is a recipient of the North Bay Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” award (2016). In addition to wine she has a love of animals, Giants baseball and dining out with friends. On special occasions she can be found traveling north to the Mendocino coast with her family, enthusiastically discovering new wines along the way.

Stephanie Smith, Hospitality Manager

Stephanie Smith Hospitality Manager

As a Sonoma County native, Stephanie always dreamed of spending her days in a winery setting.  She began refining memorable guest experiences through wedding and events in the Sonoma Valley before making her way to Seghesio Family Vineyards 7 years ago.  As the Hospitality Manager, Stephanie enjoys crafting tastings and events that create memories for guests to look back on year after year.  She believes that family, and friends that feel like family, are the most vital relationships you can nourish.

Outside of Seghesio, Stephanie can be found with that family: her husband, Tyler, little ones, Logan and Cora, and fur baby, Abbie, among numerous others sprinkled throughout Sonoma County.  Her love for an elegant, balanced Zinfandel (especially Home Ranch) drew her to Seghesio, but the colleagues who make her feel at home keep her coming back day after day.

Stephanie can’t wait for you to come and visit, share a glass with those you love, meet our incredible, passionate team, and take a memory (as well as some incredible wine) home to cherish.

Alison Boland, Member Experience Lead

Alison Boland Member Experience Lead

Alison has worked in the hospitality business for over twenty years, the last six at Seghesio Family Vineyards. A lifelong resident of Healdsburg, she inherited her love of wine from her father Paul. She has recently taken over the position of Member Experience Lead, where she can showcase her talent and dedication to guest service and member relations. In her spare time, Alison enjoys hiking around town, relaxing with family and grilling steaks paired with a great bottle of Seghesio Zinfandel.

Assistant Winemaker Shane Hastings

Shane Hastings Assistant Winemaker

As a winemaker’s son, as well as growing up in Dry Creek Valley, Shane was introduced to the world of wine from an early age.  Throughout his childhood, Shane helped his Dad in the winery however he could, developing his passion for winemaking and all aspects of the winemaking process.

Shane left Sonoma County to study winemaking down on the beautiful Central Coast of California at Cal Poly.  While attending school, he continued to work harvests honing in on his practical knowledge as well as making a wine for his Senior Project which was sold to benefit a charity working with local farm workers and their families in the community that raised more than $10,000.

After graduation, Shane left the Central Coast to work two vintages abroad in Australia and New Zealand.  While being thoroughly enriched with both Aussie and Kiwi culture, he also learned progressive winemaking techniques and cellar practices to bring back to the States.

Shane joined the Seghesio winemaking team in July of 2015.  Shane had worked with Zinfandel prior to being with Seghesio so it was an easy transition for him working with Andy and taking on the Seghesio vinification methods.

“I have developed a polished admiration for the Zinfandel varietal since working with Andy.  The grape demands more care and attention to detail at almost every stage of its life from when it’s being farmed out on our ranches to when we put it to bed in our barrels.  Our wines are elegant and refined, but most importantly balanced with regards to respecting the fruit.”

Shane lives in Sonoma County with wife Caity, and their two German Shepherds.  In his spare time, when not helping Caity with her Kennel and Dog Training Business, Shane enjoys travel, coastal camping trips, and generally spending time with friends and family hosting BBQ’s.

Assistant Winemaker Michaella Goldner

Michaella Goldner Assistant Winemaker

Michaella began her winemaking career in 2010 at Anderson Valley’s sparkling producer, Roederer Estate, bringing her passion for wine and food, educational background in science and professional experience in the finance and tech industries.

As a northern California native Michaella grew up with an appreciation for nature and an interest in science. She earned her B.S. degree in Aquatic Biology from U.C. Santa Barbara and following graduation was recruited by a Wall Street firm to provide scientific knowledge and trading insights. She lived in culinary epicenters San Francisco and New York City, which provided the opportunity to explore fine wine and food.

During her first harvest, she fell in love with winemaking and never looked back! She enrolled in the U.C. Davis winemaking certificate program and spent the next two years studying while also working back-to-back harvests in the lab and cellar, building her knowledge and skills in wineries of California, including Robert Mondavi, and New Zealand’s largest custom crush facility.

Prior to joining Seghesio in 2017, Michaella worked as Enologist for a Rutherford producer of Bordeaux varietals and for a small premium producer of Bordeaux varietals, Chardonnay and Zinfandel in Dry Creek Valley. As Assistant Winemaker for Seghesio, she works closely with the winemaking team and crew to safeguard wine quality, provide technical knowledge and sensory expertise through all stages of production. When she is not making wine, Michaella spends her time cooking and pairing with friends and family, exploring the California outdoors and traveling around the world to learn about new cultures, cuisines and winemaking techniques.

“I never knew how much I loved Zin until I worked for Seghesio…  I feel so fortunate to work with such incredible vineyards and wonderful people who really understand and share my passion for Zin and Italian varieties. Cheers!”

Paul Segheiso-Wilson, Lab Production Assistant

Paul Seghesio-Wilson Lab Production Assistant

A fifth-generation Seghesio, Paul was born and raised in Healdsburg and spent summers throughout High school and his early years of college assisting his cousin Ned Neumiller and uncle Jim in the family vineyards. Paul attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and acquired a degree in Viticulture and Enology. After college he bounced around wineries in Sonoma County as a harvest intern, and was also able to sneak down to New Zealand a work a harvest in the Central Otago region. Outside of work, Paul can be found playing golf, kayaking on the coast, rock climbing, or hiking.

“What I love about making Zinfandel is that it is very challenging to make, and with that comes great reward. I truly believe our Zinfandels show the hard work and dedication in each bottle as we strive for consistent quality year in and year out.

I would say my favorite wine out of our portfolio is our Old Vine Zinfandel. Old vine is a term loosely thrown around the wine industry, but we really value the 50 year benchmark. I find the history and stories of these vines to be captivating and they really are essential to the story of Seghesio Family Vineyards.”

Tony Sciullo, VIP Liaison

Tony Sciullo VIP Liaison

Tony started his career in the wine business at Seghesio Family Vineyards fourteen years ago. After finishing graduate school back in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, Tony’s family returned to California and settled in Healdsburg, where his wife grew up.

Tony originally applied for an office administrative position at Seghesio but was convinced by Pete Seghesio to try for an opening in the Tasting Room instead, where he’s been here ever since. While working behind the bar, he discovered a love for zinfandel and Italian varietals and a knack for connecting with guests from all walks of life. Most of his time at Seghesio has been as V.I.P. Liaison, coordinating with our Sales Managers from across the country to host and tour their industry guests.

In his spare time Tony enjoys reading, working with the local community theater in town writing plays and critiquing scripts and spending as much time as he can with his family.

Graham Purvis, Hospitality Lead

Graham Purvis Hospitality Lead

Graham is originally from England and grew to love wine from regular vacations to Spain having fun and visiting family where drinking Tempranillo and Garnacha as table wine is the norm.

Educated on alcoholic beverages especially Californian wine since moving to the States via working in Los Angeles, Graham came to gain an appreciation for Zinfandel especially Seghesio through the often requested Sonoma County as well as Old Vine, Cortina and Home Ranch.

Working at Seghesio from summer 2017 since moving to Northern California Graham quickly appreciated the high quality of our wines and has many favorites and it depends on how he is feeling as to which particular one. The Montafi is one of these and the first release was around the time Graham started here and been impressed with every vintage, each one rich and silky with a lot going on!

Winemaker Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson Winemaker

Andy grew up in North Tonawanda, NY, in between Buffalo and Niagara Falls on the Niagara River — and conveniently nestled between New York’s Finger Lakes region and Ontario’s Ice Wine region. His interest in wine began while earning his Chemistry degree at SUNY Geneseo, where three of his chemistry professors were involved in winemaking or wine-related research topics. His access to wine and wine knowledge grew once he moved to New York City to attend Columbia University, where he earned a degree in Chemical Engineering. There, he met fellow chemical engineering student, lifelong friend and career adviser, Rosie Conception. Rosie would later introduce Andy to Seghesio wines and convince him to move to Sonoma to pursue his passion. Rosie was Seghesio’s Enologist from 2000 to 2003.

Andy’s formal wine career began in 2001 with Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena. Charles Krug offered the unique experience of working for two winemakers in different capacities, John Moynier in the California wine program and Jac Cole in the Napa wine program. Andy’s experience ranged from harvest intern/ vineyard sampler to wine lab technician. He absorbed everything possible about winemaking and the wine business from two excellent winemakers, each with 25+ years’ experience in the valley. The opportunity to work closely with consultants Phil Freese and Alberto Antonini beginning in 2003 have greatly influenced his winegrowing knowledge and philosophy. Andy has learned to craft fine wines from Zinfandel and varietals of Italian heritage.

Andy joined Seghesio as enologist in 2003 and claims he hasn’t stopped learning since. In 2004, he took a working vacation to Marlborough, New Zealand, for harvest in order to round out California’s warm climate by making crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Andy’s insatiable desire to try new wines and learn about different regions has since taken him to Baden in Germany; Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Lanquedoc in France; Toro and Rioja in Spain; Veneto, Campania and Tuscany in Italy; Wachau, Austria and Oporto and Alentejo in Portugal.

“Seghesio embodies a combination of tradition and innovation unequalled in the industry. Here we maintain the traditions of their forefathers by excelling at growing and producing Zinfandel and Sangiovese planted at the turn of the century, while having the creativity and vision to plant Old World Italian varietals such as Arneis, Vermentino and Aglianico,” Andy says. “My position with Seghesio allows me to participate in every aspect of a wine’s life, from vineyard, through the cellar and out the cellar door, and beyond. I have always been a jack-of-all-trades, and the Seghesio family allows me to excel at all of them.”

Andy and his wife, Kristin, were married at Seghesio Winery in 2010. They share three children: twins Patrick and Clara, and recently welcomed their youngest son Benjamin. They look forward with excitement to showing them all that the world has to offer. In his spare time Andy enjoys travel, wine, food, ice hockey, baseball, live music and snowboarding.

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Ned Neumiller, Viticulture Director

Ned Neumiller Viticulture Director

For Ned Neumiller, great-great grandson of Edoardo and Angela Seghesio, the Chen vineyard in Dry Creek Valley where he grew up was a “56-acre playground.” Raised in a century-old Victorian in the midst of the vineyard by his parents, Jim and Julie Seghesio Neumiller, the fifth-generation winegrower was driving tractors and hanging with the vineyard crew from an early age. “I used to play hooky from school to be out with the guys,” Ned recalls. “They’d warm tortillas over hot plates heated by old redwood stakes and always try to slip the hottest pepper into mine.”

The taste for agriculture continued into high school, when Ned raised livestock and showed Suffolk sheep competitively, earning the prestigious American Farmer Degree. Classes in viticulture reinforced his desire to work in vineyards someday. “I knew I didn’t want to be in the winery … too much concrete,” he says.

At his high school graduation party, Ned’s second cousin Peter Seghesio took him aside and advised him to first gain experience outside of the family’s business. So, while Ned studied fruit science and viticulture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, he spent summers and harvests working for Bevill Vineyard Management in Sonoma County, and eventually joined the firm in 2003. At Bevill he oversaw approximately 300 acres of vineyards in Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys; in 2005 Ned took a position at Lampson Tractor & Equipment Co.

When Peter Seghesio began transitioning out of his grower relations role at Seghesio Family Vineyards, the opportunity Ned had been waiting for opened up. He was named the winery’s Grower Relations & Viticulture Manager in 2012. “There was a void in my life until I came back to the family business. Kicking the same dirt clods my grandfather and great grandfather … I’m thankful for it every day.”

Ned’s role involves managing over 30 different growers with multiple sites, accounting for approximately 1,200 tons of fruit. Some growers are 50 years Ned’s senior; others were his classmates in junior high and high school. Many come from families that have sold fruit to Seghesio longer than Ned has been alive. “I see myself as the growers’ advocate, though I make sure we deliver great fruit to the winery,” Ned says. “I like to kill ’em with respect.”

Ned also has the pleasure of working alongside his father, Jim Neumiller, Seghesio Family Vineyards’ vineyard manager who has worked on the family’s estate ranches for over 30 years. “We’ve always worked well together,” Ned says. “He’s a wealth of knowledge, one of Sonoma’s great Zinfandel leaders.”

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Stephanie Wycoff, Estate Director

Stephanie Wycoff Estate Director

Stephanie is a Bay Area native and settled down in Sonoma County after attending Sonoma State University, where she earned her MBA in Wine Business. Since beginning her wine career in 2007, she has honed her direct-to-consumer expertise at fine wineries including Gary Farrell, Anaba, Quivira, and La Follette, and eagerly joined Seghesio Family Vineyards in 2017. “I have loved Seghesio since my early days in wine, so I jumped at the chance to join the team. The delicious Cortina Zinfandel and the fun that I always had as a visiting guest left a lasting impression. It’s exciting to be a part of creating those memories now for others.”

A demonstrated leader in the wine community, Stephanie is a recipient of the North Bay Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” award (2016). In addition to wine she has a love of animals, Giants baseball and dining out with friends. On special occasions she can be found traveling north to the Mendocino coast with her family, enthusiastically discovering new wines along the way.

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Stephanie Smith, Hospitality Manager

Stephanie Smith Hospitality Manager

As a Sonoma County native, Stephanie always dreamed of spending her days in a winery setting.  She began refining memorable guest experiences through wedding and events in the Sonoma Valley before making her way to Seghesio Family Vineyards 7 years ago.  As the Hospitality Manager, Stephanie enjoys crafting tastings and events that create memories for guests to look back on year after year.  She believes that family, and friends that feel like family, are the most vital relationships you can nourish.

Outside of Seghesio, Stephanie can be found with that family: her husband, Tyler, little ones, Logan and Cora, and fur baby, Abbie, among numerous others sprinkled throughout Sonoma County.  Her love for an elegant, balanced Zinfandel (especially Home Ranch) drew her to Seghesio, but the colleagues who make her feel at home keep her coming back day after day.

Stephanie can’t wait for you to come and visit, share a glass with those you love, meet our incredible, passionate team, and take a memory (as well as some incredible wine) home to cherish.

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Alison Boland, Member Experience Lead

Alison Boland Member Experience Lead

Alison has worked in the hospitality business for over twenty years, the last six at Seghesio Family Vineyards. A lifelong resident of Healdsburg, she inherited her love of wine from her father Paul. She has recently taken over the position of Member Experience Lead, where she can showcase her talent and dedication to guest service and member relations. In her spare time, Alison enjoys hiking around town, relaxing with family and grilling steaks paired with a great bottle of Seghesio Zinfandel.

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Assistant Winemaker Shane Hastings

Shane Hastings Assistant Winemaker

As a winemaker’s son, as well as growing up in Dry Creek Valley, Shane was introduced to the world of wine from an early age.  Throughout his childhood, Shane helped his Dad in the winery however he could, developing his passion for winemaking and all aspects of the winemaking process.

Shane left Sonoma County to study winemaking down on the beautiful Central Coast of California at Cal Poly.  While attending school, he continued to work harvests honing in on his practical knowledge as well as making a wine for his Senior Project which was sold to benefit a charity working with local farm workers and their families in the community that raised more than $10,000.

After graduation, Shane left the Central Coast to work two vintages abroad in Australia and New Zealand.  While being thoroughly enriched with both Aussie and Kiwi culture, he also learned progressive winemaking techniques and cellar practices to bring back to the States.

Shane joined the Seghesio winemaking team in July of 2015.  Shane had worked with Zinfandel prior to being with Seghesio so it was an easy transition for him working with Andy and taking on the Seghesio vinification methods.

“I have developed a polished admiration for the Zinfandel varietal since working with Andy.  The grape demands more care and attention to detail at almost every stage of its life from when it’s being farmed out on our ranches to when we put it to bed in our barrels.  Our wines are elegant and refined, but most importantly balanced with regards to respecting the fruit.”

Shane lives in Sonoma County with wife Caity, and their two German Shepherds.  In his spare time, when not helping Caity with her Kennel and Dog Training Business, Shane enjoys travel, coastal camping trips, and generally spending time with friends and family hosting BBQ’s.

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Assistant Winemaker Michaella Goldner

Michaella Goldner Assistant Winemaker

Michaella began her winemaking career in 2010 at Anderson Valley’s sparkling producer, Roederer Estate, bringing her passion for wine and food, educational background in science and professional experience in the finance and tech industries.

As a northern California native Michaella grew up with an appreciation for nature and an interest in science. She earned her B.S. degree in Aquatic Biology from U.C. Santa Barbara and following graduation was recruited by a Wall Street firm to provide scientific knowledge and trading insights. She lived in culinary epicenters San Francisco and New York City, which provided the opportunity to explore fine wine and food.

During her first harvest, she fell in love with winemaking and never looked back! She enrolled in the U.C. Davis winemaking certificate program and spent the next two years studying while also working back-to-back harvests in the lab and cellar, building her knowledge and skills in wineries of California, including Robert Mondavi, and New Zealand’s largest custom crush facility.

Prior to joining Seghesio in 2017, Michaella worked as Enologist for a Rutherford producer of Bordeaux varietals and for a small premium producer of Bordeaux varietals, Chardonnay and Zinfandel in Dry Creek Valley. As Assistant Winemaker for Seghesio, she works closely with the winemaking team and crew to safeguard wine quality, provide technical knowledge and sensory expertise through all stages of production. When she is not making wine, Michaella spends her time cooking and pairing with friends and family, exploring the California outdoors and traveling around the world to learn about new cultures, cuisines and winemaking techniques.

“I never knew how much I loved Zin until I worked for Seghesio…  I feel so fortunate to work with such incredible vineyards and wonderful people who really understand and share my passion for Zin and Italian varieties. Cheers!”

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Paul Segheiso-Wilson, Lab Production Assistant

Paul Seghesio-Wilson Lab Production Assistant

A fifth-generation Seghesio, Paul was born and raised in Healdsburg and spent summers throughout High school and his early years of college assisting his cousin Ned Neumiller and uncle Jim in the family vineyards. Paul attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and acquired a degree in Viticulture and Enology. After college he bounced around wineries in Sonoma County as a harvest intern, and was also able to sneak down to New Zealand a work a harvest in the Central Otago region. Outside of work, Paul can be found playing golf, kayaking on the coast, rock climbing, or hiking.

“What I love about making Zinfandel is that it is very challenging to make, and with that comes great reward. I truly believe our Zinfandels show the hard work and dedication in each bottle as we strive for consistent quality year in and year out.

I would say my favorite wine out of our portfolio is our Old Vine Zinfandel. Old vine is a term loosely thrown around the wine industry, but we really value the 50 year benchmark. I find the history and stories of these vines to be captivating and they really are essential to the story of Seghesio Family Vineyards.”

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Tony Sciullo, VIP Liaison

Tony Sciullo VIP Liaison

Tony started his career in the wine business at Seghesio Family Vineyards fourteen years ago. After finishing graduate school back in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, Tony’s family returned to California and settled in Healdsburg, where his wife grew up.

Tony originally applied for an office administrative position at Seghesio but was convinced by Pete Seghesio to try for an opening in the Tasting Room instead, where he’s been here ever since. While working behind the bar, he discovered a love for zinfandel and Italian varietals and a knack for connecting with guests from all walks of life. Most of his time at Seghesio has been as V.I.P. Liaison, coordinating with our Sales Managers from across the country to host and tour their industry guests.

In his spare time Tony enjoys reading, working with the local community theater in town writing plays and critiquing scripts and spending as much time as he can with his family.

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Graham Purvis, Hospitality Lead

Graham Purvis Hospitality Lead

Graham is originally from England and grew to love wine from regular vacations to Spain having fun and visiting family where drinking Tempranillo and Garnacha as table wine is the norm.

Educated on alcoholic beverages especially Californian wine since moving to the States via working in Los Angeles, Graham came to gain an appreciation for Zinfandel especially Seghesio through the often requested Sonoma County as well as Old Vine, Cortina and Home Ranch.

Working at Seghesio from summer 2017 since moving to Northern California Graham quickly appreciated the high quality of our wines and has many favorites and it depends on how he is feeling as to which particular one. The Montafi is one of these and the first release was around the time Graham started here and been impressed with every vintage, each one rich and silky with a lot going on!

Read More Read Less