Californian wine has a very immense and incredible
history. In 1779, a group of missionaries had laid the
foundation of a vineyard. They have planted various
varieties of grapes for religious purposes only. Gapes
served a great aesthetic value for these missionaries.
Father Junipero Serra led this group of missionaries. Let's
discuss some interesting unknown facts about the history
of Californian wine:-
- Grapevines setup by Father Serra was later used for
the production of wine. The first wine was made in
- In the 19th century, before the Napa and Sonoma
valley were famous for producing the best wines,
Southern California was the wine industry's heart.
Later Napa and Sonoma were named wine country of
- In the early years, the production cost used to be
expensive due to costly glass bottles and inadequate
- In the 1890s, San Francisco has increased the level f
their production, and they started to export the wine
produced. It has lead to the domination of the
California wines in the world. The temperature
conditions of San Francisco are ideal for wine
production and its storage.
- In 1894, a California Wine Association was formed to
overcome the crisis caused due to a decline in grapes
rates. After sometimes, they have controlled the whole market of wine and gained control of the entire
production and distribution of wine.
- In 1906, there was a massive fire in San Francisco's
wine association. This has destroyed all the wine
industry from San Francisco, and then comes the
point where Napa and Sonoma rise in the wine
- Joseph Osborne has planted a grapevine of around
1800 acre in the Napa Valley for the first time in the
- In 1919, the government banned the production and
distribution of wine, which was the most tremendous
setback this industry has ever seen.
- In 1933 the prohibition was removed by the
government. By this time, many vineyard owners
have shifted their business, which has benefitted the
few owners left in the business.
- The Wine Association again started in 1934 after
removing the prohibition to help owners overcome
the depression and fulfill the wine demand.
The Golden State, California, became a global
winemaking celebrity in 1976.
- In the 1970s, California has recorded the highest sales
in the world. The demand increased day by day. New
wine yards were grown to meet that demand. Today
grapes are grown on more than five hundred and fifty
thousand acres of land of California.
- Many European wine sellers have shifted their
business from Europe to California, seeing thriving
grape wineries in California.
- In the year 2011, the export of Californian wine yards
has recorded $1.39 billion of revenues.
The wine of California is recognized worldwide and is the
most consumed wine for a reason. The aroma and texture
of the wine are unique, which is why increasing
Californian wine popularity in the world. The wine
industry of California has faced many ups and downs, but
lately, it flourished as the world's best wine selling