Thank you Press Democrat for selecting our 2022 SEAWOLF Fennel and Stone Sauvignon Blanc from our organic vineyard in Yorkville Highlands Mendocino as one of the 100 amazing wines from California to try now according to experts.

2022 Seawolf, Fennel and Stone Sauvignon Blanc, Yorkville Highlands ($36): I have to include Seawolf Wines’ 2022 Fennel and Stone Sauvignon Blanc in our list of top wines, even though it’s sold out at the winery (the 2023 vintage will be released in February). IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE WINES I TASTED IN 2023, AND ONE OF THE BEST SAUVIGNON BLANCS I’VE EVER HAD. Set a reminder to purchase a bottle of this popular Yorkville Highlands gem that has loads of exotic white flowers, passion fruit and lime zest, with a glossy texture and racy finish. Sarah Doyle and Peg Melnik , Press Democrat Wine Reporter / Wine Critic.

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Summer 2023

Wine Enthusiast Summer 2023 awarded our 2022 carbonic Zinfandel as a Hidden Gem. The new “Hidden Gem” class was launched in fall 2022. It highlights regional standouts and offers readers a list of bottles to be discovered. When a wine provides a Wine Enthusiast editor with a surprise-and-delight moment, it is deemed a “Hidden Gem.” This list serves as a guide for consumers to experience and taste a collection of special discoveries. 

Wine Enthusiast Summer 2023: Incorporating 100% whole-cluster carbonic fermentation, this Zinfandel—which has just 1.7% of Colombard and 0.3% Muscat in the mix—is not your stereotypical expression. It’s bursting with red fruits: cherry, plum, raspberry—all with a candy-like quality. Fans of the nouveau style should definitely give this a go.-Stacy Briscoe

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Spring 2023 


2021 SEAWOLF Estate Yorkville Highlands Three Graces Grenache, 93 points

Ruby red in color. 14.1% ABV. Intriguing nose of red fruits, wet asphalt and flowers. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Light, crisp and earthy. Strawberry, kirsch and roasted herbs on the palate. Medium length on the finish. Super Grenache full of finesse and grace. Best over the next 5-7 years. 

2021 SEAWOLF Mendocino County Venturi Vineyard Zinfandel, 94 points
Bright crimson in color. 14.6% ABV. From a 75 year old vineyard in Mendocino County. Awesome nose of red fruits, licorice and peach. Full bodied with mouth watering acidity and impeccable balance. Layer upon layer of lush, rich fruit. Cherry, raspberry liqueur, blood orange and cocoa on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. One of the better Mendocino Zinfandels for me in recent memory. Best over the next 3-5 years. 
2021 SEAWOLF Estate Yorkville Highlands First Crush Primitivo, 92 points
Purple in color. 14.6% ABV. Savory nose of black fruits, cocoa and pepper. Medium body with medium acidity. Crisp, fresh and well balanced. Blackberry, boysenberry and earth on the palate. Nice length on the finish. Very appealing and equally approachable. Best over the next 3-5 years. 
2020 SEAWOLF North Coast Red Triangle Zinfandel, 94 points
Crimson in color. 14.7% ABV. Sourced from a single mountaintop vineyard in the Red Hills appellation overlooking Clear Lake. Pretty nose of red fruits, citrus and baking spices. Full bodied with mouth watering acidity. Perfect balance. Plush and rich on the palate with flavors of cherry, raspberry liqueur and pepper. Exceptional length on the finish. Charming Zinfandel that will drink well for another 3-5 years. 
2019 SEAWOLF Zinfandel Battaglini Vineyard, 94 points
Maroon in color. 14.8% ABV. Gorgeous nose of red and black fruits, cocoa and pepper. Medium to full bodied with perfect acidity. Rich, plush, well balanced and bursting with dark, juicy fruits. Black cherry, blackberry liqueur, spice and a hint of citrus on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Elegant, beguiling Zinfandel that is immediately appealing. This will drink well for another 3-5 years.                                        
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SEAWOLF Wines is a partnership between two winemakers dedicated to natural winemaking and hands-on organic farming. Living life in the vineyard and on the sea has spawned SEAWOLF Wines.

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33151 Highway 128 Yorkville, California 95494 Phone: 707.494.0312 Email: [email protected] Please contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Thank you for your interest in our handcrafted natural wines.

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Organic Authority Summer 2023                                                                                                   Donna Sozio at Organic Authority selected our 2022 Seawolf Fennel and Stone Sauvignon Blanc Yorkville Highlands as one of the best Summer wines to catch that perfect vibe! Summer wine … and the living’s easy … light, and refreshing. Perfect for long evenings, beach days with besties, boozy picnics, and backyard BBQs — this organic summer wine list is filled with classic palate pleasers and exciting new choices. This organic summer wine list is far from ordinary. Whether you’re hosting an apéro, pool party, or alfresco summer dining, pair these wines with the foods of summer – fresh berry dishes, grilled vegetable platters, oysters and more. Popping open these bottles will make even spontaneous summer entertaining a breeze. Elevate your playlist and wine list to create the perfect summer vibe.
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US new releases spring 2023 Jancis Robinson

Thank you Samantha Cole-Johnson from Jancis Robinson for the high-score highlights to Seawolf Wines in Yorkville Highlands, California, for our top-notch, well-balanced, expressive Zinfandel’s and Primitivo (the labelling difference based on clonal material);

Sam clears her desk before taking a month off to attend to her MW exam – and finds plenty to recommend before she goes. Left, Jesse Hall and Emma Kudritzki Hall at Seawolf Wines in Yorkville Highlands, California.

Bottle weights are included on all Jancis Robinson wine reviews. Seawolf is staying green by using light weight bottles and helping to reduce our carbon foot print.

Seawolf, Dogali’s Nouveau Zinfandel 2022 Redwood Valley
Full bottle 1,396 g. Organic. Dry-farmed. 100% whole-cluster carbonic, native fermentation co-fermented with French Colombard and Muscat. Aged 2.5 months sur lie in stainless-steel barrels. Unfined, unfiltered, vegan.
Pale, slightly cloudy purple. Oh yes, they have done it – it smells like Nouveau! (SCJ)
11.1% Drink 2023

2024 $42 RRP 16

Seawolf, Venturi Vineyard Zinfandel 2021 Mendocino
Full bottle 1,401 g. Dry-farmed organic 75-year-old vineyard. Native-yeast fermentation. Aged 11 months sur lie in one-year-old French Redmond barrels. Unfined, unfiltered.
Medium purple in colour. It smells like warm, dried pine needles and blackberries baked on the vine. Brambles and wild violets pressed between pages of parchment. The acid is tart and the tannin is sinewy with some chew. A lovely bite of dried orange rind on the finish. Stunning wine. (SCJ)
14.6% Drink 2023

2036 $56 RRP 17

Seawolf, First Crush Primitivo 2021 Yorkville Highlands
Full bottle 1,394 g. Estate fruit grown at 2,000 ft elevation in Yorkville Highlands. Organic. Dry-farmed. Native-yeast fermentation of Primitivo co-fermented with Petite Sirah. Aged for 11 months sur lie in 35% new François Frères oak. Unfined, unfiltered.
Medium purple in colour. Vanilla-bean and blackberry-jam nose – blackberries were picked fresh and tart with lots of acid. Tannin is nearing high and is rounded and velvety. High fresh acid. Long finish unrolling with chocolate and liquorice notes. I think this is more a traditional ‘Zinfandel’ with the oak character than the Venturi Vineyards Zinfandel was. I prefer the freshness of the Venturi but this is excellent if you want a bit more oak. (SCJ)
14.6% Drink 2023

2036 $58 RRP 17

Seawolf, Three Graces Grenache 2021 Yorkville Highlands
Estate-grown Grenache at 2,000 ft elevation. Organic. Dry-farmed. Native-yeast fermentation with 50% whole cluster. Aged 11 months sur lie in 30% new French oak. Unfined, unfiltered.
14.1% Drink 2023

2026 $58 RRP 16.5

📸 Photography by Laura Kudritzki

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Travel Awaits, Mary Charlebois
Best Anderson Valley Vineyards To Enjoy During Crush Season
SEAWOLF Wines is the first winery open to the public that you’ll encounter when entering Anderson Valley from the south. This micro-batch winery makes small amounts of marvelous Zinfandels and other varietals. A husband and wife team makes two barrels or less of each varietal and blends from their organic dry-farmed vineyard.
Make this your first stop when you enter the valley. The vineyard has a spectacular vista across the tops of the California Coastal Range. Several comfy outside tasting areas are designed to take in the view. Also, check the website for music schedules on the stage overlooking AV’s outstanding scenery.


The unmatched view from SEAWOLF Wines in the York Highlands of Anderson Valley
Pro Tip: Tastings are by reservation. Be sure to order the charcuterie board for your sipping session.


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SEAWOLF Wines awarded Snail Prize from the internationally acclaimed Slow Wine Guide 2023

Jesse and Emma are super excited to share with you that our SEAWOLF Yorkville Highlands Seablush Rosé was awarded the Snail Prize by the internationally acclaimed Slow Wine Guide 2023.  The Slow Wine Guide is part of Slow Food; a global, grassroots organization founded in 1989.  
Slow Food envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet.
Slow Food is based on a concept of food that is defined by three interconnected principles: good, clean and fair.
GOOD: quality, flavorsome and healthy food
CLEAN: production that does not harm the environment
FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers
Slow Food believes food is tied to many other aspects of life, including culture, politics, agriculture and the environment. Through our food choices we can collectively influence how food is cultivated, produced and distributed, and change the world as a result.
SEAWOLF wines is proud to be aligned with Slow Food’s principles.  As organic winegrowers, Emma and Jesse are committed to organic farming at our estate and supporting other local small organic family winegrape growers.  Our low intervention winemaking is defined by native fermentations, use of minimal sulfites, and bottling our wines unfiltered.  Following organic practices demands a high level of discipline; each step of the process guided by intention.  These low intervention farming and winemaking techniques favor nuance, detail, and finesse in our wines.
Thank you for continuing to be part of the SEAWOLF journey and supporting our commitment to organic farming and low intervention winemaking.


Russian River Valley Zinfandel

2020 SEAWOLF Lady of the Lake Vineyard Zinfandel, 94 points

Concentrated, jammy blackberry and black fig aromas and flavors are especially vivid in this full-bodied, deep and captivating wine. It shows good depth and layering as well as a creamy yet mildly tannic texture that maintains its freshness and charm.


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