History of California Wine- Unknown facts about Californian Wine Industry

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
    the 1880s.
  • 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
    California.
  • In the early years, the production cost used to be
    expensive due to costly glass bottles and inadequate
    technology availability.
  • 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
    market.
  • Joseph Osborne has planted a grapevine of around
    1800 acre in the Napa Valley for the first time in the
    1850s.
  • 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
industry.

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