1st September 1729: In this day, there was the discovery of Ruinart, one of the oldest French champagne houses.

September 1, 1729: Nicolas Ruinart founded the first winery dedicated to manufacturing sparkling wine in Champagne. Ruinart began as a textile merchant but he switched careers in 1735 to keep up with the demand for his increasingly popular bubbling wine. For fascinating information on the rest of his family line and estate, see this article from Wine Searcher.

September 1, 1982: On this day, Finger Lakes AVA was established. This Viticultural Area in Upstate New York includes multiple lakes, around which vineyards make use of the rich soil.

September 1st, 1982: On this day, Livermore Valley AVA was established. The American Viticultural Area in the state of California is called Livermore Valley AVA. This is in Alameda County and contains the city of Livermore and the Tri-Valley area

September 1st, 1986: On this day, the American Wine Society Wine Competition started. The American Wine Society has held a Commercial Wine Competition every year since 1986. This contest is now one of the most reputable in the United States.

September 1, 1990: On this day, Napa, authored by James Conaway, was published. Napa Valley, California is perhaps the most emblematic location for wine in the United States, producing several of the most demanded wines in the world as well as unique grapes. Conaway’s book unveils this coveted wine region, narrating the history of this place, its culture, and its personalities which have paved the way to wine dynasties of great renown.

September 1, 2009: On this day, Gallo Be Thy Name was published, about the Gallo family of winemakers. Jerome Tuccille writes about the story behind one of the most renowned wineries in the entire United States: E & J Gallo Winery. Founded in California in 1933, the winery lasted through prohibition and war to lift the Gallo family out of poverty, and propel them into their modern success.

September 1st, 2020: On this day, Oregon Winegrowers Association was established. The Oregon Winegrowers Association is a statewide group that represents Oregon vineyards and wineries to policymakers in Salem and Washington, DC.

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