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America's Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition Documentary Film
Jan 17

Film Screening: America’s Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition

January 17, 2020 |5:00 pm to 9:00 pm PST
America's Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition Documentary Film
Jan 18

Film Screening: America’s Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition

January 18, 2020 |5:00 pm to 8:00 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

Location

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

Phone

(805) 439-4647

Email

libbie@winehistoryproject.org

Open Hours

By Appointment

Recent Articles

Wine History by Decade: 1930s

Wine History by Decade: 1930s

1930sAmerican Wine Labels: New York Wine Merchant Frank Schoonmaker developed the description that we read on a wine label today. The grape variety, which is listed below the name of the producer or the producer’s brand, is the most common way to designate wines in...

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July Ackerman

July Ackerman

July Ackerman has been instrumental in shaping the wine history of the Paso Robles AVA and the Wine and Viticulture Program at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She served as the first Executive Director of the Paso Robles Vintners and Growers Association founded in 1992.

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Wine History by Decade: 1990s

Wine History by Decade: 1990s

1990Tablas Creek imports vine cuttings from partner estate Château de Beaucastel in France including clones of Mourvédre, Grenache Noir, Syrah, Counoise, Roussanne, Viognier, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul Blanc, and a variety of rootstocks. They begin a...

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Janell Dusi

Janell Dusi

Janell was born into the fourth generation of a famous Italian family who settled in Paso Robles and Templeton in San Luis Obispo County in the 1920s. She was born and raised in the Dante Dusi Vineyard and by the age of 12 knew she wanted to pursue winemaking. Dante was her mentor.

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Romeo “Meo” Zuech (1926-2017)

Romeo “Meo” Zuech (1926-2017)

Romeo “Meo” Zuech was an Italian-born aerospace engineer who retired from Rocketdyne in 1983 and established the Piedra Creek Winery in the Edna Valley in 1984 with his wife Margaret. Margaret and Romeo “Meo” Zuech were Legends for introducing grape varieties from the Alto Adige, Italy region to San Luis Obispo County and Edna Valley. Together they planted Gewurztraminer, Lagrein, Dornfelder, Marzamino, and Teroldego. Margaret and Meo were the first to bring the Lagrein grape to the United States from Meo’s homeland in Bolzano, Italy.

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Ian McPhee

Ian McPhee

Ian McPhee changed the food and wine scene in San Luis Obispo County by bringing a new approach to selecting, preparing and serving great food in local restaurants. He was the first chef to focus on pairing those meals in his restaurants with the best local wines being produced in the county. He introduced himself to local winemakers, tasting and purchasing their wines for Ian’s Restaurant in Cambria and McPhee’s Grill in Templeton.

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Collaborations & Memberships

Exhibitions

Wine Becomes Art at SLOMA

Wine Becomes Art at SLOMA

Open March 1 to April 10. Featuring original works and art etchings on wine bottles, including original works by James-Paul Brown, Yuroz, Gary Conway, Candice Norcross, Colleen Gnos, Michael Masicampo, and artists of the Mano Tinta Project.

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Zin|SLO

Zin|SLO

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

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