March 13, 1986 |
The Sebastiani family feud took a new twist Wednesday with the naming of a Missouri distillery executive, A. Martin Adams, as president of the 82-year-old Sebastiani Vineyards in Sonoma. Adams, 42, president and chief operating officer since 1981 of McCormick Distilling Co., Weston, Mo., succeeds Sam Sebastiani, who was ousted Jan. 2 by his younger brother, Assemblyman Don Sebastiani, his mother, Sylvia Sebastiani, and his sister, Mary Ann Cuneo.
January 8, 1986 |
Sam Sebastiani has been ousted as president of family-owned Sebastiani Winery in Sonoma--California's eighth largest--in a shake-up ordered by the clan's matriarch, Sylvia, who named her younger son, Assemblyman Don Sebastiani (R-Sonoma), as chairman and chief executive. Sylvia Sebastiani stepped aside as chairman, a post she has held since inheriting 90% of the company's stock in 1980 on the death of her husband, August.
January 9, 1997 |
A proliferation of poisonous wild mushrooms has sickened at least nine people in Northern California, with three victims in intensive care Wednesday facing possible liver transplants. The most seriously ill were felled by the death cap mushroom, known as Amanita phalloides, which can destroy the liver. One hospitalized victim is Sam Sebastiani Jr., 31, a member of the Sebastiani wine family.
November 28, 1997 |
Two of three people who ate poisonous mushrooms last weekend in San Francisco were upgraded to good condition Thursday, but a third remained critical with a severely damaged liver, hospital officials said. A 53-year-old man was not showing any improvement, and doctors did not know if he would need a liver transplant, University of California at San Francisco spokeswoman Alice Trinkl said. He remained on a liver transplant waiting list, just in case.
February 27, 1992 |
This is the story of three men who started big and ended small. All three are better off because of it. The most dramatic story is Sam Sebastiani's. The eldest son of August Sebastiani (famous for his bib overalls) and the grandson of Samuele, who founded Sebastiani Vineyards in 1904, Sam assumed control of the winery after his father's death in 1980.