June 4, 1753: On this day, Accademia dei Georgofili started an experiment by combining several kinds of wine as he was attempting to figure out what traits differentiated them from one another. Chianti wine was created at the Accademia dei Georgofili due to several experiments in which several kinds of wine were blended.

June 4, 1982: On this day, Hudson River Region AVA was established. Located on the Hudson River in New York, this region is home to not only the oldest continuously run vineyard (belonging to Benmarl Winery), but also the oldest continuously operated winery (Brotherhood Winery), in North America.

June 4, 1982: On this day, Lime Kiln Valley AVA was established. This viticultural area sits within the Cienega Valley AVA in California, and is known for its extremely old Mourvedre plantings.

June 4, 2021: David Adelsheim hosted founders of Oregon’s first ten wineries at Quarter Mile Lane Vineyard in Newberg. This iconic event was to celebrate friendship and the families’ successes and mark the 50th anniversary of the purchase of Adelsheims’ first vineyard.

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