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Our Story

 

The Sainis are 4th generation Sonoma County grape growers that have been farming grapes in both the Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys for over 100 years. Renowned for their integrity, attention to detail and impeccable farming skills; their passion for quality coupled with their experience and familiarity with the land they farm sets them apart from the rest.

Their legacy began in 1908, when Great Grandfather Michele Saini came to the United States from Genova, Italy. He made his living as a garbage man, driving a team of horses through the streets of San Francisco. In 1917, Michele bought a ranch in the Dry Creek Valley with his brother-in-law John Cuneo and started a partnership named Cuneo & Saini  The land they purchased produced crops such as pears, apples, prunes, and wine grapes. In 1934, Cuneo & Saini purchased another ranch in Alexander Valley. They built a solid reputation as grape growers, selling to some of the best wineries in  Sonoma County.

Several years later 2nd generation Eugene “Si” Saini and Eugene “Gene” Cuneo would join in and continue the family partnership.

In 1985 3rd generation John Saini would take over the Cuneo & Saini Corporation and Saini Farms, Inc. would be created.

The family business would further evolve with 4th generation Mike Saini having the dream of making wine under his own label from grapes grown on his family’s land. In 2008 this became a reality with the launch of Saini Vineyards.

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