Welcome to our
Family Farm in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley, just north of Santa
Rosa! Four generations of the Siebert Family have been stewards of this
land for 50 years.
Henry and Elizabeth Siebert
bought the farm in the mid-1950's because they wanted to return their
family to the land. They were tired of city life in hectic Los Angeles.
The farm they found had been part of the historic Fountain Grove Winery
and was planted to grapes in the late 1880's, but during prohibition
the vines were removed and the land used as pasture.
Henry learned to raise sheep from the neighbor up the hill. Elizabeth
planted a large vegetable garden and began canning and freezing to
supply most of
Eventually, when Henry turned 80 he
talked to his old friend Bob Dempel about returning the land to
wine grapes.Bob warned
Henry that it would take a long time to see a crop. Henry said, "I can
It did take time, but before
Elizabeth died the first harvests were beginning; when Henry died
90 he had planted more than 15 acres of pinot noir grapes and
had seen mature crops from all of them.
The Siebert Ranch & Vineyard is currently operated by Henry and Elizabeth's
grandson, Ken Moholt-Siebert, and his wife, Melissa (with a little help
children, Austin and Lucy).