Inside the Sebastiani Family’s “Fleur de Lys” Estate

According to local wine country lore, when Samuele Sebastiani immigrated to California from Tuscany, he set about creating a foundation for himself in the area—almost literally, given that his first trade was mining stone used to pave the streets of the fast-growing city of San Francisco. Within a decade, Samuele had purchased land in the rolling hills and valleys to the north, in Sonoma, and began making wine that he sold to area restaurants.

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