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Gilroy in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Bonesio Winery

 
 
Bonesio Winery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 30, 2012
1. Bonesio Winery Marker
Inscription.  This land was originally part of the El Rancho Solis granted in 1828. The main home is one of the oldest wooden structures in the county. Part of the present residence dates back to 1833 and the redwood timbers were hauled from Mt. Madonna for its construction. Vineyards were in production here prior to 1887 and for three generations the Bonesio family produced wines under the Uvas label. The winery was sold in 1976.
 
Erected 1976 by E Clampus Vitus, Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 37° 2.817′ N, 121° 39.178′ W. Marker is in Gilroy, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Watsonville Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is on the grounds of the Kirgin Cellars Winery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11550 Watsonville Road, Gilroy CA 95020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Bonesio Winery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 30, 2012
2. Bonesio Winery Marker
flies. Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Community of San Martin (approx. 3½ miles away); Franklin Family Ranch (approx. 3.6 miles away); Henry Miller Summer Home (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Miller Estate (approx. 3.6 miles away); Rucker School Historical Site 1894 (approx. 3.7 miles away); Site of 21-Mile House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Gilroy (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilroy.
 
Also see . . .  Kirgin Cellars - History. Founded in 1916, Kirigin Cellars is one of California’s oldest wineries. (Submitted on April 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 662 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of main house. • Can you help?
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Sep. 29, 2020