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Livermore in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Cresta Blanca Winery

 
 
Cresta Blanca Winery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
1. Cresta Blanca Winery Marker
Inscription. Here, Charles A. Wetmore planted his vineyard in 1882. The Cresta Blanca wine he made from its fruit won for California the first international award, the highest honor at the 1889 Paris Exposition, first bringing assurance to California wine growers that they could grow wines comparable to the finest in the world.
 
Erected 1957 by California State Park Commission, Livermore Chamber of Commerce and Wente Bros. Sparkling Wine Cellars. (Marker Number 586.)
 
Location. 37° 37.399′ N, 121° 45.376′ W. Marker is in Livermore, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Arroyo Road. Click for map. This site is now part of the Wente Bros. Wine Complex and is known as the Wente Bros. Sparkling Wine Cellar. Marker is located in the courtyard between the wine tasting room and the lawn area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore CA 94550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joaquin Murrieta and Murrieta's Well (approx. 2.8 miles away); Concannon Vineyard (approx. 3.1 miles away); Wente Bros. Winery (approx. 3.3 miles away); William M. Mendenhall 1823 – 1911 / DeAnza Expedition Campsite
Cresta Blanca Winery Marker and Courtyard image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
2. Cresta Blanca Winery Marker and Courtyard
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Veteran's Memorial Building (approx. 3.8 miles away); First Presbyterian Church Memorial Chapel (approx. 3.9 miles away); Mills Square Flag Pole (approx. 3.9 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Livermore.
 
Regarding Cresta Blanca Winery. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.586 on May 22, 1957.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles Wetmore and the Cresta Blanca Winery. (Submitted on June 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. The Cresta Blanca Winery. Photos and history of the winery are posted on this site. (Submitted on June 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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Wine Barrel on Display on Gounds image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
3. Wine Barrel on Display on Gounds
Grounds of the Wente Bros. Sparking Wine Cellars image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
4. Grounds of the Wente Bros. Sparking Wine Cellars
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,630 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on December 22, 2016.
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