Sangiovese | Santo Giordano, Carneros AVA

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Sangiovese is the primary grape in Tuscany’s Chianti wine. Our California Sangiovese is grown in a region sufficiently hot to allow full sugar and phenolic development while maintaining fresh acidity. These grapes were originally planted for use by Sam and Vicki Sebastiani’s Italian oriented Viansa winery located next door to the vineyard.


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Sangiovese, Carneros - CA


Sangiovese, Carneros - PA



Frozen Black Grapes  Are sold as destemmed grapes. Yields are estimates and vary depending on the vintage, varietal and the winemaker’s pressing and racking style. All grapes listed under current inventory are frozen.

  • Pails contain 5 gallons of grapes, yielding approximately 2.5 – 3.5 gallons of finished wine.
  • Drums contain 425 pounds of grapes, yielding approximately 30 gallons of finished wine.
  • Delivery:
    • Pails can be shipped via FedEx, LTL or picked up at the freezer. We cannot FedEx drums.
    • FedEx Shipping – Orders from CA and OR ship at the same rate. If shipping to the Midwest or East Coast, select pails from PA for the best rate.

2019 Harvest Pre-order will launch in July. Pre-order is required on all fresh grape sales and recommended for frozen grapes to guarantee availability. For orders of a ton or more, please contact us now.

Fresh Black Grapes are sold by the pound as whole bunches with stems at harvest, (Typically September through October). Fresh Grapes cannot be shipped.

  • The minimum order for fresh grapes is 100 pounds. Special pricing is available for bulk orders over 2,000 pounds.
  • Fresh grapes are sold net, without containers and must be picked up at the processing site at harvest.
    • California grapes are processed in Petaluma, CA.
    • Oregon and Washington grapes are processed in Underwood WA, (1 hr. east of Portland, OR).
  • Destemming – Please request when you place your order. The destemming cost is 10 cents per pound. Stem weight is calculated at 6%. For example, 100 pounds of fresh grapes will yield 94 pounds of destemmed grapes.

Winemaking Thoughts

These grapes provide for a deep, rich Sangiovese when blended with up to 50% Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot or even Syrah a deeper wine will result. Peter would try 15% Malbec.

The 2017 Vintage: Juice Panel: Brix 24.6, 3.47 pH, TA 5.7 g/l, Malic Acid 2.8 g/l, YAN 199

  • Use BM 4×4 yeast. Add a small portion of yeast food, 11 gr. of Tartaric acid. Ferment warm, press before 0°, and complete malolactic fermentation.
  • Will blend well with Cabernet, Malbec or Petite Sirah

Santo Giordano Vineyard

The vines are cooled by morning fog and the influx of afternoon marine air. Located in the Carneros AVA next to San Pablo Bay, across Arnold Drive from the Gloria Ferrer Vineyard.

Sangiovese Field

Carneros Sangiovese undergoing veraison