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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 their produce.

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 hardly wait".

It did take time, but before Elizabeth died the first harvests were beginning; when Henry died at age 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 from their children, Austin and Lucy).

Sheep still safely graze at the Siebert Ranch & Vineyard

 

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