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Napa in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

John Moyer Patchett

Pioneer Winemaker, 1797-1876

 
 
John Moyer Patchett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 5, 2015
1. John Moyer Patchett Marker
Inscription. Near this site in 1856, John M. Patchett, native of England, opened the first commercial winery in the Napa Valley. Patchett's Grove Winery produced over 6,000 gallons of wine shipped to fine restaurants in San Francisco. The vineyard extended from Jefferson St. to Laurel St., Napa Creek and beyond. The original stone cellar, thought to be on the banks of the Napa Creek east of California Blvd was struck by lightning and destroyed.

John M. Patchett travelled from Iowa to Napa via the gold fields of Placerville at the age of 53, with some of his 8 children and his first wife, Esther. The family lived in a home on Patchett St. and Third St. until it was moved to allow street expansion. John M. Patchett died in 1876 at the age of 79 and is buried near other family members at Tulocay Cemetery.

The building at this site, now known as The York House, was built in 1892, designed by Luther Turton in the "modern" Queen Anne style. It was owned first by banker Joseph Noyes, then purchased in the early 1920's by noted attorney and later Napa County judge John P. York. The building is now used commerically and houses both winemakers and attorneys.
 
Location. 38° 17.864′ N, 122° 17.609′ W. Marker is in Napa, California, in Napa County. Marker is
John Moyer Patchett House (York House) and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 5, 2015
2. John Moyer Patchett House (York House) and Marker
on Jefferson Street near First Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1005 Jefferson Street, Napa CA 94559, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pfeiffer Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Napa - Birthplace of the Loudspeaker and the Magnavox Corp. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnson-Doran Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Napa Courthouse Flag Staff (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lisbon Winery 1882 (approx. half a mile away); Winship Building 1888 (approx. half a mile away); Semorile Building (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Napa.
 
Also see . . .  York House Nominated for National Register. (Submitted on December 7, 2015.)
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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