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A Tribute to the Rich History of Wine Making in Rancho Cucamonga

 
 
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By Levi Gonzalez, June 15, 2020
1. A Tribute to the Rich History of Wine Making in Rancho Cucamonga Marker
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1839: Cucamonga Rancho Winery (Thomas Vineyard Company Winery). California's oldest winery. Built some time after March 3, 1839 by Tiburcio Tapia. Construction began when Governor Juan B. Alvarado granted Rancho de Cucamonga to Tapia.

1882: Hippard Rancho Vineyards. Purchased in 1882 from the Chaffey brothers for Samuel M. Hippard, but he did not live to see it. His son George later built the Hippard Ranch on the parcel.

1905: Cucamonga Pioneer Winery. Began as the California Wine Association Winery in 1905, which administered wineries across the state. The winery was used to process grapes from local growers.

1910: Etiwanda Grape Products Company Site. Owned by the Colombero family, the complex had underground tunnels where wine making took place during Prohibition.

1910-1920: Campanella, Guidera, and DiCarlo Vineyard Lands. This property was settled by Italian families, including the DiCarlo, Schiro, Campanella, Ellena, Colombero, and Guidera Families who participated in a wide range of wine making activities.
1930: Etivista Winery. Started by a trio of related family members, the small operation
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shipped its yearly vintage to the East Coast.

1933: Garrett & Co. Winery (Virginia Dare Winery). The design of the winery was inspired by the Mission Inn in Riverside and built by John Klusman and M.E. Post.
1937: Ellena/Regina Winery (Filippi Winery). This winery is one out of five still surviving. Winery co-founder John B. Ellena focused his efforts on producing wine vinegar, and the Regina Grape Products Co. was the nation's leading producer of wine vinegar.

1938: Aggazzotti Winery. In 1938, Dr. Carlo M. Aggazzotti built the winery with a laboratory in the basement for wine analysis & production control for various growers and bottlers.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 34° 7.318′ N, 117° 32.255′ W. Marker is in Rancho Cucamonga, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Day Creek Boulevard and Baseline Road. The marker is located within the Day Creek Marketplace, in front of the MOD Pizza restaurant. A set of stairs and corresponding pathway on the northwest corner of Day Creek & Baseline will also lead directly to this marker. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7200 Day Creek Boulevard, Rancho Cucamonga CA 91739, 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. Etiwanda Grape Products Company Site (about 500 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); Garrett & Co. Winery (Virginia Dare Winery) (about 500 feet away); Ellena/Regina Winery (Filippi Winery) (about 600 feet away); Isle House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Johnston House & "Office" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Frost Brothers General Store (approx. 0.9 miles away); Etiwanda School District (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Vintners Walk (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rancho Cucamonga.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2020, by Levi Gonzalez of Rancho Cucamonga, California. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2020, by Levi Gonzalez of Rancho Cucamonga, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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