Sonoma in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Samuele Sebastiani Vineyard and Winery
Here is 1825 the Franciscan Fathers of San Francisco Solano Mission planted the first vineyard in Sonoma Valley. The grapes were used for making sacramental wines. After secularization of the Mission in 1835, General Mariano G. Vallejo, Commander of Alta California’s Northern Frontier, produced prize-winning wines from these grapes. Samuele Sebastiani and his wife, Elvira, purchased this property in the early 1900’s. A young immigrant from Italy, he had come here to make his fortune. Since that time he and his family have successfully continued with distinction the traditions handed down to them through the years. Much of the original Mission vineyard is still planted to choice wine grapes.
Erected 1960 by The California State Parks Commission in Cooperation with The Sonoma Valley Historical Society, September 24, 1960. (Marker Number 739.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 24, 1862.
Location. 38° 17.602′ N, 122° 26.969′ W. Marker is in Sonoma, California, in Sonoma County. Marker is on Fourth Street East, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted on the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 389 Fourth Street East, Sonoma CA 95476, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ray Adobe (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Sonoma Community Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sonoma Brewing Company (approx. ¼ mile away); Vella Cheese Factory (approx. ¼ mile away); Blue Wing Inn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vasquez House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mission San Francisco Solano (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonoma.
Regarding Samuele Sebastiani Vineyard and Winery. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 739 on June 6, 1960 under the title VINEYARD AND WINERY (SAN FRANCISCO SOLANO MISSION VINEYARD)
Also see . . . Sebastiani - Vinyards and Winery. (Submitted on January 14, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
1. Sale of the Sebastiani Winery
In 2008 the Sebastiani Family sold the winery and its vineyards to Foley Wine, Inc.
— Submitted January 14, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
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