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US - Wine History
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Who was the first American to plant a vineyard in Napa Valley?
George Yount in 1836
When did CA annex from Mexico?
When was gold discovered and where?
in 1848 at Sutter's Mill
Who is "Count" Agoston Haraszthy?
Founded Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma in 1849 - one of CA oldest commercial wineries. Dubbed "Father of CA Wine". Introduced 300 varieties to the state. Supposedly was eaten by alligators in Nicaragua!
What is the oldest Napa Winery?
Charles Krug in 1861 - he worked for Haraszthy
What is the 2nd oldest Napa winery?
Schramsberg in 1862 - founded by Jacob Schram
What is Napa's oldest continuously operating winery?
Beringer - established in 1876
Who is Gustav Niebaum?
Founded legendary Inglenook Winery in 1879
What American rootstock was found to be especially resistant to phylloxera?
Who started commercial winemaking in NY state?
Robert Prince in 1840's from native grapes on Long Island
What is the nation's first bonded winery?
Pleasant Valley Wine Company in 1860 and is still operating today.
Who is credited with discovering the innate resistance of American vines to phylloxera?
Charles Valentine Riley - a Missouri entomologist. There is a statue of him in Montpellier, FR to commemorate his achievements
T or F: Reidel has a Norton specific glass?
True! Norton is the pride of Missouri
When was Prohibition?
What effect did Prohibition have on the American wine industry?
A decrease in quality and increase on industrial plonk that was high in sugar
Who is Andre Tchelistcheff?
A Russian winemaker trained in France that was hired by Georges de Latour of BV. He raised the bar in terms of quality and introduced temp. controlled fermentations, controlled MF and increased hygiene. Dubbed "Dean of American Winemakers"
Who did Tchelistcheff mentor?
Where did Mondavi get his start?
Charles Krug - he was part of the family
When did Mondavi start his own winery?
1966 was his first vintage
When was "Fume Blanc" born?
Who made Ridge famous?
Paul Draper - not the MadMan!
When was Monte Bello Planted?
Originally in 1886 but was not maintained during Prohibition. Replanted with CS in 1849
What was the first vintage of Monte Bello?
What is the oak regimen for Monte Bello?
18 months in new oak
3% French (for comparison)
Who planted Sanford & Benedict vineyard in Santa Rita Hills and when?
Richard Sanford of Sanford Winery
Planted in 1970
Sanford sold to Benedict who sold to Atkins who sold to Terlato.
What vineyard is contiguous with Sanford & Benedict?
Who established Mount Eden Vineyards?
Paul Masson in 1878
What is Monterey's oldest commercial vineyard?
Chalone Vineyard established in 1960
Who proved that the Finger Lakes could produce excellent Vitis Vinifera?
Dr. Konstantin Frank - a janitor at Cornell.
Founded Vinifera Wine Cellars in 1962
Who is David Lett?
Pioneered Willamette Valley and planted PN in 1966
What was CA's first wine to surpass the $100 mark at release?
Diamond Creek CS in 1978
When did phylloxera strike back in CA?
In the 1980s
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