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Chateau Montelena

April 14

April 14 1789: On this day, Tiburcio Tapia was born. Tapia set up the first winery in California and the second oldest winery in the United States. Before venturing into the wine business, Tapia […]

August 8

August 8, 1856: On this day, pathologist Newton Pierce was born. The unknown disease that devastated wide swaths of grape vines in Southern California, USA, was originally described by Newton Pierce in 1892. The […]

May 24

May 24, 1337: On this day in 1337 the Hundred Years War between England and France commenced when King Philip VI of France confiscated the Duchy of Guyenne in western France from its owner, […]

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