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St. Helena in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Charles Krug 1825 - 1892

 
 
Charles Krug 1825 - 1892 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
1. Charles Krug 1825 - 1892 Marker
Inscription. Charles Krug, a Prussian immigrant with controversial political beliefs for which he was briefly jailed, finally arrived in San Francisco in 1852. He likely came with no grape-growing or winemaking experience, but his insight, thirst, and inherent understanding that premium wines are made from European grape varieties inspired him to take the lead in advances in winemaking. Innovations such as using a cider press to efficiently crush the grapes, planting insect-resistant rootstock, and establishing the first public tasting room, truly made him a founding father of the pioneer Napa Valley wine industry.
Plaque dedicated April 26, 2003
By Sam Brannan Chapter #1004
E Clampus Vitus

 
Erected 2003 by By Sam Brannan Chapter #1004, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 31.037′ N, 122° 29.332′ W. Marker is in St. Helena, California, in Napa County. Marker can be reached from St. Helena Highway (State Highway 29/128) south of Deer Park Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2800 Main Street, Saint Helena CA 94574, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
Charles Krug image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
2. Charles Krug
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles Krug Winery (here, next to this marker); Cesare Mondavi 1883 – 1959 (here, next to this marker); Beringer Brothers Winery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hudson House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Robert Louis Stevenson (approx. 1.2 miles away); Richie Block (approx. 1.4 miles away); NSGW & Historic District (approx. 1.5 miles away); Stonebridge (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Helena.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located next to the "Charles Krug Winery" Marker and above the "Cesare Mondavi 1883-1959" Marker. See Nearby Markers for additional information.
 
Regarding Charles Krug 1825 - 1892. The Charles Krug Winery, now owned and operated by the Mondavi Family was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark on December 31, 1956.
 
Additional comments.
1. Additional Information Regarding the Marker Dedication
Johnny Lind was Noble Grand Humbug when this plaque was placed. Plaque wording by Loren A. Wilson.
    — Submitted April 15, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.

 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceNotable Persons
 
Charles Krug Winery image. Click for full size.
By Jack W. Coburn,Martinez, Ca.
3. Charles Krug Winery
"Oak Room"
St.Helena, California
Description on postcard:
Former carriage house which was converted into an aging room for select vintages. Aging is done in 60 gallon French Oak barrels. Established in 1861 by Charles Krug, the pioneer wine maker of Napa Valley. The historic winery, located in the heart of this world-famous wine growing region, is owned and operated by the Cesare and Rosa Mondavi family. It is surrounded by green lawns and mighty oaks trees. Visitors are always welcome and tours through the winery are held daily at frequent intervals.
Historical Landmark #563
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,459 times since then and 71 times this year. Last updated on April 15, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. Photos:   1. submitted on May 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2. submitted on May 6, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on June 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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