Publications

Publications

Andre Tchelistcheff (1901 – 1994)

Andre Tchelistcheff is remembered as the man who shaped the rise of the California premium wine industry after the Repeal of Prohibition. His knowledge and leadership raised the standards of grape growing and winemaking in California to a level of excellence never before seen in our wine history.

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Celebration of Hank Donatoni’s 50th Anniversary Crush

Hank Donatoni celebrated his 50th crush of wine grapes in October 2018 in Paso Robles. Friends and Wine Club Members gathered at his Donatoni Winery on both Saturday and Sunday, November 3rd and 4th to reminisce and taste a variety of wines. The Vertical...

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Pesenti Winery

Frank Pesenti immigrated to the San Luis Obispo County from Italy in 1914. He started working in the York Mountain area, clearing timber and making charcoal for the railroads for fuel. He planted Zinfandel vines in 1923. After Prohibition ended in 1933,...

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Garagiste Movement

The Garagiste movement, founded as recently as 2011, may be writing a major chapter in the wine history of San Luis Obispo County.

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Wine History Bibliography

Start Here! Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine by Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack. This delightful books describes the red and white wines we all enjoy by describing the profile, the dominant flavors, origin and where the grapes are grown, the styles and...

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Gary Eberle

“Wine is about passion – a passion for life, a passion for food, a passion for people. I am in the winery seven days a week because this is what I truly believe in. I have never had another career and I am living my dream.”

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Dining Out in SLO County 1994

Jill Anderson's Dining Out in San Luis Obispo County Fifty Favorite Restaurants in SLO County - 1994 as described by Jill Anderson, former restaurant reviewer for the San Luis Obispo Telegram-Tribune. Archie McLaren, noted wine consultant and connoisseur,...

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