• August 28, 1784 Junipero Serra died

    Aged 70, Junípero Serra lost his battle with tuberculosis at Mission San Carlos Borromeo. He was succeeded by Fermín Lasuén. Over 20,000 people attended his beatification ceremony on September 25, 1988. He was beatified […]
  • 1779 Planting of vineyards in all the mission established

    Vineyards were planted by a team of missionaries under the direction of Father Junipero Serra for use in the nine missions he established. Mission grapes began to be renowned as a result of the […]
  • 1769 Father Serra planted the first vineyard in Alta California at Mission San Diego de Alcala

    In 1769, Father Serra and his padres brought vines and wine to San Diego, California. We refer to the grape he brought as the Mission Grape. It is a Spanish variety of Vitis vinifera […]
  • November 1, 1776 Serra established Mission San Juan Capistrano

    Located in San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, California, Mission San Juan Capistrano is a former Spanish mission. It was established on November 1, 1776, in colonial Las Californias, and was given the name Saint […]
  • September 8, 1771 Mission San Gabriel Arcángel was established

    A historical site and Californian mission, San Gabriel Arcángel is located in San Gabriel, California. It was the fourth of what would eventually number twenty-one Spanish missions in California, and it was erected by […]
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