Objects on display from the Wine History Project of San Luis Obispo County collections.

  • Copper Demi-Jon Bottle Funne, 1910
  • Copper Pitcher, 1920-1930
  • 3 Stoneware Jugs, 1920-1935
  • NAMCO Wine Grape Juice, 1931
  • VINE-GLO Fruit Industries
  • Grape Concentrate, 1920-1933
  • Fruit Industries Bottle, 1940s
  • Embossed Jug, 1900s
  • Wine Brick Packaging
  • Vino Sano Co., 1920-1930

The Wine History Project is displaying items from their collections with the Grape Expectations: Break Their Hearts…and Have No Mercy exhibit at the Paso Robles Pioneer Museum. Please visit the Pioneer Museum, which has a wonderful collection of visual and written history of the San Luis Obispo county area.

This exhibit focuses on the family still kept producing during Prohibition, whether it was families of grape growers, winemakers, or American families buying grapes, fruit concentrates, or grape “juice”. They made their own. There are also panels on display providing information concerning the pre-Prohibition California wine industry, why America went dry, and pre-Prohibition American drinking customs.

PLEASE NOTE:
Due to the Governor’s directive, the Pioneer Museum will be closed until further notice. All events will be postponed and rescheduled.