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Wine History Project Collection

Collecting and preserving the artifacts that tell the story of the people, families, and businesses that have grown grapes and made wine in the region.

From the Collection

Corking Tools

Wine bottles get corked, with corks made of cork. This wasn’t always the case; but when it became important for better wine storage and delivery, the dilemma to be solved was how could one insert and fix a cork into a wine bottle easier?

About Our Collection

The Wine History Project of San Luis Obispo has a collection from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries that includes: advertising posters, audio tapes, signs and catalogs, barrels and puncheons, books, bottle dryers, cellar tools, cooper tools, corkers and cork presses, corkscrews, enology meters and instruments, ephemera, grape crushers, grape presses, scales, spigots and taps, vineyard tools, funnels, personal family papers, photographs, pipettes, transfer pumps, augers, videos, and wine bottles.

LEFT: Cindy Lambert, Collections Manager, processing corkscrew collection