California Historical Landmarks in Sonoma County

California Historical Landmark 739
Samuele Sebastiani Vineyard and Winery
394 4th Street East at Spain Street
Sonoma
Planted 1825

California Historical Landmark #739: Samuele Sebastiani Vineyard and Winery
7 June 2004
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Samuele Sebastiani Vineyard and Winery

Here in 1825 the Franciscan Fathers of San Francisco Solano de Sonoma Mission planted the first vineyard in Sonoma Valley. The grapes were used for making sacramental wines. After secularization of the mission in 1835, General Mariano G. Vallejo, Commandant of Alta California's northern frontier, produced prize-winning wines from these grapes. Samuele Sebastiani and his wife Elvira purchased this property in the early 1900's. A young immigrant from Italy, he had come here to make his fortune. Since that time, he and his family have successfully continued with distinction the traditions handed down to them through the years. Much of the original mission vineyard is still planted to choice wine grapes.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 739

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Sonoma Valley Historical Society, September 24, 1960.

California Historical Landmark #739: Samuele Sebastiani Vineyard and Winery
  California Historical Landmark #739: Samuele Sebastiani Vineyard and Winery
7 June 2004
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