Wild Thyme Vineyard

Fort Ross-Seaview

This vineyard was planted between Three Sisters Vineyard and Blue Slide Ridge. Its on an old property that was owned by Seafelt and borders Devil’s Canyon. There is actual wild thyme on this property, hence its name, plus our family has always loved having wild times…so how can we resist a name like that? Seafelt was an immigrant who lived off the land, was an occasional ranch hand for many of his neighbors. He was known to bury his money in the ground somewhere on his property, this made people assume he was richer than he was. Which eventually got him killed by a felon and his girlfriend who were hired by Seafelt as ranch hands, looking for his loot. Seafelt was an adult when George Charles was a young boy. George tells stories of Seafelt being around his father, and having a very strong stutter. One day as the men were chatting about their flock, weather and land, Seafelt’s stutter got the best of him and his false teeth flew right out of his mouth onto the dirt. Their sheep dog did not miss a beat and snatched up those newly freed teeth and ran away with them. George’s father had to chastise the dog into coming back and dropping the teeth he so treasured. Seafelt, not to miss a beat himself, picked up his teeth, wiped them twice on his overalls and popped them right back in his mouth to finish his point.

Specifications

Appellation
Fort Ross-Seaview
Varietals Planted
Pinot Noir
Rootstock
420A, 3309
Budwood
943, Pommard
Year Acquired
2009
Year Planted
2009
Varieties
Pinot Noir