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Placerville in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Boeger Winery

Boeger Winery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, September 4, 2016
1. Boeger Winery Marker
Inscription.  This fieldstone building was built by Giovanni N. Lombardo in 1872 from stones cleared to plant vineyards on the property. The lower cellar was used to produce wine for the local community. The grapes were crushed in the upper story living room and gravity fed by chutes in the floor to fermenting tanks in the cellar. The walls are two feet thick and the bars on the windows and lock on the door are hand forged steel.

Upon Giovanni's death, his daughter, Sarah Fossati inherited the ranch. Her son, John Fossati, continued the winemaking tradition after his death.

The winery was purchased from Elmo Fossati, a fifth generation descendent, by the Boeger family in 1972. They have continued in the tradition of quality wine making from locally grown grapes.
Erected 2006 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
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44.552′ N, 120° 46.489′ W. Marker is in Placerville, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from Carson Road, 0.3 miles north of Schnell School Road. The marker is on the north side of the building on the edge of the picnic area at the winery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1709 Carson Road, Placerville CA 95667, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swift Berry (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Smith Flat House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hangtown’s Gold Bug Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gold Bug, A Neighborhood Mine (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Stamp Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1½ miles away); The Druid Monument (approx. 1½ miles away); Upper Central House (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Placerville.
Boeger Winery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, September 4, 2016
2. Boeger Winery
The marker is mounted to the right of the entrance door.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2017, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 23, 2017, by James King of San Miguel, California.   2. submitted on February 24, 2017, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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