St. Helena in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Larkmead Winery / Kornell Cellars
Felix Salmina arrived from Switzerland in the 1860’s and in 1892 purchased this winery that had been established in 1884 by Lillian Hitchcock Coit. Felix converted the winery into a larger facility using stone quarried from nearby hills and expanded the vineyards. Initially grapes sold for $5.00 per ton and wine for 5 cents a gallon. After prohibition, Larkmead developed a reputation as “one of the outstanding wine processing plants” in the Napa Valley. It was here that Hans Kornell produced sparkling wines. In 1993 the Frank Family took over operations and continues to produce both sparkling and still wines.
By Sam Brannan Chapter #1004
E Clampus Vitus
Erected 2004 by Sam Brannan Chapter No.1004, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 17, 2004.
Location. 38° 33.535′ N, 122° 31.369′ W. Marker is in St. Helena, California, in Napa County. Marker can be reached from Larkmead Lane 0.4 miles east of St. Helena Highway (California Highway 29/128). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1091 Larkmead Lane, Saint Helena CA 94574, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow fliesReason P. Tucker (approx. 0.4 miles away); Schramsberg (approx. 0.6 miles away); The White Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bale Grist Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dr. Edward Turner Bale (approx. 1˝ miles away); Calistoga Depot (approx. 3.3 miles away); Mount View Hotel (approx. 3.3 miles away); Calistoga City Hall (approx. 3.4 miles away).
Regarding Larkmead Winery / Kornell Cellars. This site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on 02/01/1982 - #82002215
1. Additional Information Regarding the Marker Dedication
Bruce Frigard 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.
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