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

Concannon Vineyard

 
 
Concannon Vineyards Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
1. Concannon Vineyards Marker
Inscription. Here, in 1883, James Concannon founded the Concannon Vineyard. The quality it achieved in sacramental and commercial wines helped establish Livermore Valley as one of America’s select wine growing districts. Grape cuttings from this vineyard were introduced to Mexico between 1889 and 1904 for the improvement of its commercial viticulture.
 
Erected 1958 by California State Park Commission, Livermore Chamber of Commerce and Las Positas Parlor No.96, Native Sons of the Golden West. (Marker Number 641.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 37° 40.006′ N, 121° 44.38′ W. Marker is in Livermore, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Tesla Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Winery Building under the bell. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4590 Tesla Road, Livermore CA 94550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joaquin Murrieta and Murrieta's Well (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wente Bros. Winery (approx. 0.8 miles away); William M. Mendenhall 1823 – 1911 / DeAnza Expedition Campsite
Concannon Vineyards Marker and Bell image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
2. Concannon Vineyards Marker and Bell
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Mills Square Flag Pole (approx. 1.8 miles away); Veteran's Memorial Building (approx. 1.8 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Presbyterian Church Memorial Chapel (approx. 1.8 miles away); Livermore Town Hall Jail and Firehouse (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livermore.
 
More about this marker. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.641 on April 28, 1958
 
Regarding Concannon Vineyard. Concannon Vineyard was the first Livermore Winery that still survives today. The now widely planted Cabernet Sauvignon clones 7 and 8 were pioneered in the vineyard. These clones have been used for many years all over California, and have produced some of the best wines in the state’s history.
 
Also see . . .  Concannon Vineyard Website. (Submitted on June 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Concannon Vineyards Bell image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
3. Concannon Vineyards Bell
This bell was used to call the workers to the fields, announce meal time, and "quitting" time.
Concannon Vineyards Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
4. Concannon Vineyards Building
Marker is located on the left side behind the bush seen in photo.
Concannon Vineyards image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
5. Concannon Vineyards
Marker and bell can be seen to the left.
Modern Day Winery Operations image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
6. Modern Day Winery Operations
California State Landmark Directional Sign image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
7. California State Landmark Directional Sign
Sign located on Testa Road near the entrance to Concannon Winery and Vineyard.
Concannon Vineyards image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
8. Concannon Vineyards
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,542 times since then and 66 times this year. Last updated on December 20, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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