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


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


(805) 439-4647


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By Appointment

Recent Articles

Dante Silvestro Dusi (1925-2014)

Dante, Guido, Benito, Caterina, and SylvesterDorothy and DanteDorothy and DanteMaking CharcoalJanell and DanteJanell and DanteJanell and DanteDante Dusi was born in July 1925 in San Luis Obispo.  This is Dante’s story but as you know, an Italian comes with and is...

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Duke of Bourbon-Canoga Park (est. 1967)

Ron Breitstein, Judy Breitstein, and David Breitstein, 1998. “We have carved a niche by understanding the palates of our customers and what they enjoy drinking.” – David Breitstein In April 2009, The Culinary Institute of America, located at Greystone in the Napa...

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Jacob Grandstaff

Jacob Grandstaff was one of the earliest settlers in the York Mountain area and the first settler to be documented planting a vineyard of Mission Grapes on York Mountain.

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James Robert Anderson (1852-1921)

James Anderson was a shipwreck survivor from Sydney, Australia and one of the founding viticultural pioneers of San Luis Obispo County, alongside his friend and neighbor, Andrew York. He was one of the only Australians to settle in San Luis Obispo County, and was the first Australian to settle on York Mountain and to grow Zinfandel and Burger grape varietals in the York Mountain area. He may even be the first to build a winery in the history Ascension district. He was the first to own a redwood tank with a 16,000-gallon capacity. The tank was made in San Francisco and purchased in the San Jose area. James Anderson studied winemaking and had the money to buy good equipment.

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Richard Kent Sauret (1935-2017)

Zinfandel grape grower in the Paso Robles area for nearly 70 years. Known for working with growers to found Independent Grape Growers of Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) and for helping many vineyard owners throughout the county. Recognized for his techniques and wisdom about growing grapes which have been made into highly rated Zins for winemakers such as HMR, Rosenblum Cellars, Au Bon Climat, Castoro Cellars, Peachy Canyon, Opolo, Robert Hall, Gary Eberle, Hank Donatoni, and J. Lohr.

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Collaborations & Memberships


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

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