Near St. Helena in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Christian Brothers Mt. La Salle Vineyards
In 1940, the Christian Brothers Brandy was first made here. Producing altar wines and medicinal wines during prohibition, the Christian Brothers have a continuous century in the wine business and are now the oldest wine producers in the Napa Valley.
Erected 1982 by Sam Brannan Chapter 1004, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 38° 20.185′ N, 122° 23.274′ W. Marker is near St. Helena, California, in Napa County. Marker can be reached from Redwood Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4401 Redwood Road, Napa CA 94558, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buena Vista Winery and Vineyards (approx. 3.2 miles away); Buena Vista Press House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Harazthy Villa (approx. 3.3 miles away); Battle of Seven Pines Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Cal 100 (approx. 3.9 miles away); Veterans Home of California (approx. 4.1 miles away); In This Cemetery is Buried Capt. William Smith (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Home of California (approx. 4˝ miles away).
More about this marker. This plaque was located at Mont La Salle Vineyards from 1982 until the property was leased to the Hess family. The Hess family did not want the plaque displayed in front of their facility, so it was removed and loaned to the Napa County Historical Society, where it was displayed for a time. In January 2012, the plaque was returned to Christian Brothers Retreat and Conference center which is adjacent to the vineyards, by members of Sam Brannan Chapter
Noble Grand Humbug—Loren Wilson
Plaque wording by Edward D. Hawkins NGH #1
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on December 28, 2020, by Diane Phillips of Pittsburg, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. 3. submitted on September 30, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. 4. submitted on September 29, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.