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View examples from our collection of wine related photographs.

  • La Vina Grande - Largest grapevine in the world
    "La Vina Grande", the largest grape vine in the world, growing in Carpinteria Valley, about 10 miles south of Santa Barbara, California. It was planted from a cutting of Mission grapes, which were first introduced into California, at San Diego, in 1769, by the Franciscan fathers, headed by Father Junipero Serra. Its massive trunk is 9 feet 7 inches in circumference, its branches cover a space of 10,000 square feet, and it produced about 12 tons of grapes one year. Courtesy of the Wine Institute.
  • Oldest winery in California
    The oldest winery in California, dating back to 1771, is this little building in the rear of old Mission San Gabriel in Southern California. Under this shelter, Indians supervised by the Mission Padres pressed grapes for juice to make wine on stone floors still intact. Courtesy of the Wine Institute.
  • Cherpin brothers in Fonata
    Leon Cherpin, Eugene Cherpin, Joe Cherpin, and Marcel Cherpin at the Louis Cherpin Winery in Fontana, c1960.
  • Jug wine bottling in Cucamonga
    Bottling jug wines at the Cucamonga Winery, c 1960s.
  • Guidera wine store
    Lena Guidera in her wine store on Foothill Blvd. (Route 66) in Etiwanda, early 1930s and shortly after Prohibition.
  • Prisoners harvest grapes
    10/4/67 Cucamonga, Calif. J.H. King, a prision guard armed only with a "walkie-talkie" but no gun, watches as a group of convicts from the Chino Correctional Institution for Men harvest grapes in a Cucamonga field. They are part of 400 prisoners over whom a controversy is raging between Calif. Gov. Reagan and AFL-CIO leader Thomas Pitts who claims the convict labor constitutes a state subsidy to growers.
  • Virginia Dare winery
    Garrett's Virginia Dare Winery located at the corner of Haven and Foothill Blvd. in Rancho Cucamonga c1930
  • Joe Romolo at the Romolo winery retail store
    Giuseppe (Joe) Romolo in the Romolo winery retail store on Fourth St. in Cucamonga, California (1950s)
  • Queen Elizabeth II enjoying Callaway wine
    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at the Waldorf Astoria, New York City, July 9, 1976, drinking 1974 Estate bottled white Riesling from Callaway Vineyard and Winery in Temecula, California.
  • Grape harvest shot
    Publicity shot of harvesting grapes in Guasti, California. October 3, 1937
  • Cherpin brothers checking brix (sugar content)
    Leon Cherpin (left) and Eugene Cherpin (right) checking brix (sugar content) at the Louis Cherpin Winery in Fontana. c1960
  • Etienne Cowper
    Etienne Cowper, winemaker at Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula, California.
  • Leon Santoro
    Leon Santoro, winemaker at Orfila Winery in Escondido, California. 2002
  • Steve Riboli and comically small horse
    Steve Riboli, Sr. outside the San Antonio Winery tasting room in Ontario, California.
  • Alex McGeary
    Alex McGeary Shadow Mountain Vineyards, 2002.
  • Virgina Dare Winery ruins
    Virgina Dare Winery ruins c.1977 photographed by Gary W. Cliser.
  • Primo Scorsatto at Padre Vineyard Company
    Primo Scorsatto at Padre Vineyard Company (late 1940s)
  • Salvator Castorina's Wine By-Products Plants
    Salvator Castorina's Wine By-Products Plants near Cucamonga (Wine Storage Vats) c1920's
  • Field Workers # 1
    Field Workers # 1
  • Field Workers # 2
    Field Workers # 2
  • Field Workers # 3
    Field Workers # 3
  • Winery
    Garrett Winery (Virginia Adair Winery)
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