Fri 24

Exhibit: Seeking Gold, Finding Grapes

April 19 to December 31
Fri 24

Exhibit: Eberle Firsts at Eberle Winery

April 20 |10:00 am to December 31 |6:00 pm PDT
Jun 02

16th Annual Paso Pinot & Paella Festival

June 2 |2:00 pm to 5:00 pm PDT
Jun 20

Barrels in the Plaza

June 20 |4:30 pm to 7:30 pm PDT
Jun 21

Passport to SLO Wine Country

June 21 |11:00 am to June 22 |4:00 pm PDT

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

From the Collection

Gaskell & Chambers Barrel Depth Measure, c 1910

This tool, also known as a barrel dipstick or dipping rule, was used to measure barrel depth and calculate the container volume. It includes six rods in a leather-case that when joined together form a single 60-inch rod. Each individual ten-inch boxwood rod is capped with metal fittings that allow the pieces to be screwed together

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Wine - 18th Century History

Wine History: 1769 to 1800

The art of winemaking and the rootstock that we call the Mission Grape, belonging to the famed Vitis vinifera species of grapes, were brought to California by the Spaniards. The grape, first known as Listan Prieto, arrived in Mexico around 1540 and was planted in what is now New Mexico in the 1620s.

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