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Monticello Wine Company

 
 
Monticello Wine Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
1. Monticello Wine Company Marker
Inscription. The Monticello Wine Company’s four-story brick building was located on the middle of Perry Drive on the north side. Founded in 1873 using grapes from local vineyards, it operated until about the time Prohibition began in Virginia in Nov. 1916. Spurred by production increases and highest-awards honors from exhibitions in the United States and abroad, the Charlottesville region proclaimed itself the “Capital of the Wine Belt in Virginia.” In 1904 its wine was used to christen the USS Virginia. The building was last used as a storage facility until fire destroyed it in 1937 The home of the winery’s general manager, Adolph Russow, stands nearby at 212 Wine Street.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-31.)
 
Location. 38° 2.19′ N, 78° 28.773′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of McIntire Road and Perry Drive, on the right when traveling north on McIntire Road. Click for map. It is in the small triangular part at this intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Triumph of “The Charlottesville Twelve” (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. Alexander Archer Vandegrift
Monticello Wine Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
2. Monticello Wine Company Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert Edward Lee Sculpture (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas Jonathan Jackson Sculpture (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charlottesville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Paul Goodloe McIntire (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jack Jouett’s Ride (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Courthouse Square (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
Also see . . .  Adolph Russow and the Monticello Wine Company. “The Monticello Wine Company was created as a cooperative to encourage and provide a consistent market for Albemarle’s grape growers. Many of Charlottesville’s most prominent citizens took stock in the company. In the interest of both producers and consumers and for the public well-being, the wine company’s goal was to make pure and healthful, low-alcohol table wines of medium grade. They pursued Jefferson’s dream of creating an affordable table wine that would lead to temperate drinking habits.” (Submitted on April 16, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
212 Wine Street, The Winemarker’s House image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
3. 212 Wine Street, The Winemarker’s House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,182 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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