Jan 17

Zinfandel Experience 2019

January 17, 2019 to January 19, 2019
Feb 08

Mushroom Discovery Class Series

February 8, 2019 to February 10, 2019
Mar 02

Hospitality Uncorked 2019

March 2, 2019 |6:00 pm to 10:00 pm PST

The Wine History Project

The Wine History Project of SLO County preserves and presents two centuries of local viticulture through research, interviews, exhibitions, publications, talks and tastings. We work with local museums, galleries, archives, and wineries to organize events and exhibitions in venues throughout the county.

Together We Can Preserve the Story of Central Coast Winemaking


3592 Broad Street,
Suite 104,
San Luis Obispo,
CA 93401


(805) 439-4647


Open Hours

By Appointment

Recent Articles

Wine History by Decade: 1980s

1983 Two AVAs Established in North County. AVA Status was awarded to approximately 614,000 acres surrounding Paso Robles. Gary Stemper, Mayor of Paso Robles, worked with local winemakers to establish the Paso Robles AVA. York Mountain AVA was also established on 6,400...

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Wine History by Decade: 1970s

The Estrella Winery is on a hill that dominates the countryside on the Estrella Plains, just east of the Paso Robles Airport. The magnificent structure is surrounded by the 700-acre Estrella vineyards rolling out like a lush carpet over the surrounding hills. Local architect, Nick Gilman designed the winery. Dick Hamilton of Systems Builders in Paso Robles is the project manager. The owners are Gary Eberle, Cliff Giacobine and a third brother, a heart specialist, who lives in Pennsylvania. Gary Eberle, the youngest brother, was happy being a professional student with a master’s degree in Chemistry, and a year away from completing a Doctorate in Microanatomy.

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Henry Ditmas

Bostonian A.B. Hasbrouck bought the neighboring 4,437-acre Rancho Arroyo Grande for $27,000 from the Steele Brothers in 1883. He established the St. Remy Ranch on the property in 1883. He soon built his home, planted ornamental and vegetable gardens as well as a vineyard over the next few years. In 1884 he started work on his St. Remy Winery, building a stone foundation.

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Abram Bruyn Hasbrouck

The first winery built in the Upper Arroyo Grande Valley was built by a man who grew up in a wealthy family in upstate New York but who longed for adventure. He had a style and grace that made him a legend in hospitality on the Central Coast and a beautiful English wife who owned her own cattle brand and was famous for her roses and love of English gardens.

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Wine History by Decade: 1960s

The 1960s are a disastrous decade for York Winery – from Gold Medals to snow storms. 1960 York Winery was awarded a gold medal for Zinfandel on the 16th day of September 1960 by the Los Angeles County Fair Association in Pomona California. It was signed by the...

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Collaborations & Memberships



The story of the Zinfandel Grape and early growers and winemakers.
June 2018

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