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Wine History

California Wine History

by David on June 20, 2009

California wine is nearly as old as our country, believe it or not. People are nearly always surprised to learn that there were around 800 wineries in the state, with more than 100 wineries in the Napa Valley alone, in 1890. The fact that Napa Valley’s first non-native settlers arrived around 1838 makes it all […]


NVWR® 56 – California Wine History

by David on November 27, 2007

You might be surprised to know that the epicenter of the California wine industry was in southern California for almost half of our over 200-year history and only shifted north with the gold rush. How did we get here and how did so many regions in California grow to be recognized and admired as producers […]