National Register of Historic Places in Napa County

National Register #82002214: Kreuzer Ranch, California 17 November 2004
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National Register #82002214
Kreuzer Ranch
167 Kreuzer Lane
Founded c1890

In the late 19th century, the Swiss-German Kreuzer (pronounced cruiser) family established a dairy, creamery and cheese factory in the Coombsville region of southern Napa County. The influx of Swiss-German and Swiss-Italian settlers into Napa County in the late 19th century led to the expansion of dairying and viticulture.

The Kreuzer Ranch would eventually encompass 1,100 acres in several parcels. The Home Ranch contained the ranch house, various barns, a creamery and cheese factory, a turkey house and orchards. The ranch grew its own grain for the dairy herd. The only surviving structures are the Queen Anne ranch house, a horse barn and the creamery-cheese barn.

Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1982.

The property is visible from the public right-of-way, but it is privately owned. Drive up Kreuzer Lane beyond the property for a sweeping view of the Napa Valley.

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