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Category: Wine – 20th Century History

  • Wine - 1900s & 1910s History

University of California – Experiments with Deciduous Fruits In the Geneseo Settlement, Paso Robles

As agriculture in California developed, the California Legislature and the University of California worked to determine which dry-farmed crops would thrive in various regions throughout the state. Paso Robles became an important area of study in 1889 thanks to the passage of the Hatch Act of 1887 to provide funding for agricultural experiment stations.

  • Wine - 1920s & 1930s History
  • Wine - 1940s & 1950s History
  • Wine - 1960s History
  • Wine - 1970s History

Wine History by Decade: 1970s

The first large scale commercial vineyards are in San Luis Obispo County, financed by serious capital investors and partnerships shaping history in San Luis Obispo County. For the previous 100 years, the vineyards and wineries were individual or family-owned enterprises.

  • Wine - 1980s History
  • Wine - 1990s History

Wines in the White House – Talley Vineyards served in the Clinton and George W. Bush Administrations

The wines of San Luis Obispo County have traveled to Washington D.C. to be served at inaugurations, celebrations, state and holiday luncheons, and family dinners at the White House and Camp David during the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. This series of articles celebrates the wineries and winemakers who produced these historic wines.