Monterey Bay Vineyards

Our definition of a great vineyard is an organically and sustainably-farmed plot of land which requires little-to-no influence from the winemaker to produce structurally-balanced, delicious wines with unique and distinct personalities.

Seabold Cellars focuses on vineyards in the Monterey Bay area. This region has immense potential owing to geographic, geological, and climatic factors. Less than 100 yards offshore, the Blue Grand Canyon – at 60 miles long and 2 miles deep – is one of the world’s largest and deepest marine trenches. Its 300 cubic miles of frigid waters fuel the cold Salinas wind that moderates temperatures throughout all of Monterey County. As the wind funnels through the Gabilan and Santa Lucia Ranges, it creates a Thermal Rainbow – a large scale temperature gradation drawn through the length of the Salinas Valley.

These are a few of the dedicated growers with which we are fortunate enough to work in showcasing their dedication to the land.



Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Syrah

The Chalone region is a land out of time, displaying a rustic beauty that remains almost untouched by the hand of man. Sitting at an elevation of 1600’, the vineyard has cool, foggy mornings, with warm afternoons and very cold nights. The terrain is extremely varied and exists more as a collection of 6-7 unique sites than a single vineyard in the truest sense – hence why so many grape varieties thrive here. It is farmed organically and much of the soil is limestone with varying amounts of decomposed granite and weathered volcanic rock.

Eden Rift


Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Eden Rift vineyard is incredibly complex vineyard by any measure, with varying altitudes and exposures, flat valley floors climbing with terraces to high-altitude hills, and exposures ranging the entire compass. Eden Rift is the the oldest continually produce estate winery in California. The soils boast one of the highest concentrations of limestone in a Western Hemisphere winegrowing region in the Western Hemisphere.



Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

The Olson family has been the owners and caretakers of this unique property since 1882. The vineyard dramatically towers over Highway 101, planted on a steep, sandy hill. One of the coldest vineyards in California, it is located just 5 unobstructed miles from the frigid waters of the Monterey Bay, just down the road from our winery.



Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

While north-adjacent to the Carmel Valley AVA border, the small cluster of vineyards here have nothing in common with the warmer Carmel Valley. The entire area is a wind-beaten, high-elevation, undulating series of hills that rarely sees the temperature rise above the 70s, with diurnal shifts making the nights teeth-chattering cold. Pelio sits mid-slope, facing the ocean, with an average elevation of 1000’. The soils are a combination of uplifted marine seabed, Aguajito shale, and chalky sandstone with superb drainage and heat retention for the cold nights.

Rodnick Farm


Pinot Blanc, Mourvèdre, Syrah

Dick Graff established this vineyard in the 1970s as his home and personal playground, and the love from Day 1 still shines through in the plantings here. The terrain is dramatic and displays an incredible rustic beauty. Vineyard soils are variably comprised of limestone and granite. The resultant wines here are as wild as the landscape – no hope (or desire) to tame these beauties. We are all just along for the ride.



Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir

Literally translating to “Dried Riverbed”, Arroyo Seco is home to a broad range of microclimates. A western narrow valley shielded by the Santa Lucia range is the smallest and warmest subsection. The main portion opens up to the Salinas Valley, where the full blast of Pacific Ocean breezes delay ripening and aid in acidity retention. One of Monterey County’s oldest vineyards, Zabala was planted in 1972. Soils are composed of large, rounded riverbed cobblestones blanketed over trace amounts of well-drained sandy loam. Family-owned, impeccably cared-for, and certified organic.