Sonoma County Visionaries, Immigrants and Winemakers Collection

These materials were assembled and digitized as part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project, supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), administered in California by the State Librarian.
Sonoma County Wine Library, Sonoma County Library
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: (707) 433-3772
Fax: (707) 433-7946
Email: winelibrary@sonoma.lib.ca.us
URL: http://www.sonomalibrary.org/wine/
© 2011


Descriptive Summary

Title: Sonoma County visionaries, immigrants and winemakers collection
Dates: Circa 1870-2000
Collection number: Consult library
Collector: Sonoma County Wine Library
Collection Size: Size of entire repository approximately 120 linear feet (of which 3 linear feet are file drawers, 97 linear feet are map/poster drawers, and 20 linear feet are miscellaneous items including framed prints), 462 online items (191 objects in this collection/271 digitized photographs in other collections). Pictorial materials are housed in: 1 three-foot drawer of photographs; five 54" x 42" flat files; and two sets of custom wine label drawers, totaling ten drawers, with each drawer 2 feet deep. Online items available
Repository: Sonoma County Wine Library, Sonoma County Library
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Abstract: The Sonoma County Wine Library's online local history collection includes images of historical interest of the Sonoma County wine industry from the 1870s through the 1990s. These images portray the wine makers and companies of Sonoma County, past and present. They document the immigrants and Utopians who founded the early wineries, wine families, the vineyards and wine production, promotional postcards, and the many varieties of wine created in Sonoma County.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Digitized collection materials available online.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Sonoma County Library can claim only physical ownership of the image(s) described in this record. It is impossible for us to determine fully or completely the identity of possible claimants of copyright. The responsibility for identifying and satisfying copyright claims must be assumed by the user/publisher. Preferred credit line is: Courtesy, the Sonoma County Library. Please see full reproduction and reuse information at http://www.sonomalibrary.org/history/orderphoto.html 

Preferred Citation

Sonoma County visionaries, immigrants and winemakers collection. Sonoma County Visionaries, Immigrants and Winemakers Collection. Sonoma Wine Library, Healdsburg, CA 95448.

Acquisition Information

Collected by Sonoma County Wine Library staff and others, 1988-present.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Sonoma County Wine Library's online local history collection includes images of historical interest of the Sonoma County wine industry from the 1870s through the 1990s. These images portray the wine makers and companies of Sonoma County, past and present. They document the immigrants and Utopians who founded the early wineries, wine families, the vineyards and wine production, promotional postcards, and the many varieties of wine created in Sonoma County.
Most photographic postcards and a selection of photographs were taken by commercial photographers and include captions. Many of the wine labels include vintage information. Items were selected from a wide range of wine-related collections comprising the Sonoma County Wine History Collection, housed in the Sonoma County Wine Library. Some may also be found in the library online public access catalog. Consult the library for more information.

Project Inforamtion

These photographs and other images were assembled primarily from the Sonoma County Library's Sonoma County Wine Library collection. The digitization project was part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP), a multi-year program supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Leveraging the infrastructure of the California Digital Library (CDL) in partnership with Califa and Infopeople, the LHDRP explores a model to aggregate, preserve, and provide permanent public access to local history materials maintained by California cultural heritage institutions via a single statewide online access point. For more information, see the project website .

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

People and Organizations

Alexander Valley Vineyards
Alexander Valley Winery Co.
Alpine Winery
Asti Winery
Bagnani family
Bagnani, Dante, 1912-1992
Bagnani, Giuseppe, 1881-1951
Bagnani, William A., 1913-1966
Bagnini, Rosa, 1882-1970
Brotherhood of the New Life
Bundschu, James
Cadenazzi, Eva, 1908-1950
California State University, Fresno
California Wine Association
Carreras, Rosemary
Cartee, Kenneth
Ciatti, Dora Agnes, 1911-1993
Foppiano, Louis M., 1947-
Fountaingrove Vineyard Co.
Frank Nervo Winery
Frank Schoonmaker & Co.
Geyser Peak Winery
Greeott, John, 1862-1948
Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Haigh, Isabelle Victoria, b. 1887
Harris, Thomas Lake, 1823-1906
Isaak DeTurk Winery
Italian-Swiss Colony (Firm)
L. Foppiano Wine Co.
Murphy, Katie Wetzel
Pat Paulsen Cellars
Pat Paulsen Vineyards
Paulsen, Pat
Riverside Farm (Healdsburg, Calif.)
Rossi, Edmund (Edmund Arthur), 1924-1996
San Francisco 49ers (Football team)
Sbarbaro Winery
Sebastiani Vineyards
Soldavini, Steven Peter, 1898-1990
Sonoma County Harvest Fair (Santa Rosa, Calif. : 1998)
Sonoma County Wine Growers Association
Sonoma County Wineries Association
Sonoma Valley Vineyard (Firm)
Stossel, Ludwig
Tait's Cafe
Trione Cellars
Trione Vineyards
United States. Army
Vare, George A.
Vercelli, Joseph S., 1912-2005
Vercelli, Livia M., 1914-2002
Wetzel, Hank
Wetzel, Margaret Cranford Kirkpatrick, 1925-2008

Places

Alexander Valley (Calif.)
Asti (Calif.)
Geyser Peak (Calif.)
Geyserville (Calif.)
Healdsburg (Calif)--Description and travel
Paris (France)
Pritchett Peaks (Calif.)
San Francisco (Calif.)
Santa Rosa (Calif.)
Sonoma County (Calif.)
Sonoma Valley (Calif.)
United States--Armed Forces--Italian Americans

Topics

Advertising
Advertising campaigns
Advertising--California--Alexander Valley
Advertising--California--Healdsburg
Alexander Valley (Calif.)--History--20th century
Auctions--California--Alexander Valley
Auctions--California--Sonoma County
Bald eagle in art
Beverage containers
Brandy--California--Asti
Business cards--California--Alexander Valley
Coopers and cooperage--California--Asti
Dionysus (Greek deity)--In art
Draft horses--California--Geyserville
Festivals--California--Healdsburg.
Football teams--California--San Francisco
Forified wines--California--San Francisco
Fortified wines--California
Fortified wines--California--Geyserville
Fortified wines--California--Healdsburg
Fortified wines--California--Sonoma County
Fortified wines--California--Sonoma
Fountain Grove Ranch (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
Grape juice--California--Sonoma County
Italian-Americans
Labels--California--Sonoma County
Luncheons--California--San Francisco
Mural painting and decoration--California--Asti
Parties--California--Asti
Plowing--California--Geyserville
Railroad cars--California--Santa Rosa
Railroad stations--California--Geyserville
Red wines--California--Alexander Valley
Red wines--California--Geyserville
Red wines--California--Healdsburg
Red wines--California--Sonoma
Red wines--California--Sonoma County
Rose wines--California--Geyserville
Rose wines--California--Healdsburg
Scholarships--California--Healdsburg
Soldiers
Sparkling wines--California
Sparkling wines--California--Healdsburg
Sparkling wines--California--Sonoma
Utopias--California--Santa Rosa
Varietal wines
Varietal wines--California
Varietal wines--California--Alexander Valley
Varietal wines--California--Geyserville
Varietal wines--California--Healdsburg
Varietal wines--California--San Francisco
Varietal wines--California--Sonoma
Varietal wines--California--Sonoma County
Vineyards--California--Asti
Vineyards--California--Geyserville
Vineyards--California--Healdsburg--History
Vineyards--California--Healdsburg--Travel and description
Vineyards--California--Vineburg
Vineyards--California, Northern
Vineyards
Vintners--California--Alexander Valley
Vintners--California--Asti
Vintners--California--Geyserville
Vintners--California--San Francisco
Vintners--California--Santa Rosa
Vintners--California--Sonoma Valley
Vintners--California--Alexander Valley
Vintners--California--Healdsburg
Wagons--California--Geyserville
White wines--California
White wines--California--Alexander Valley
White wines--California--Geyserville
White wines--California--Healdsburg
White wines--California--Sonoma
White wines--California--Sonoma County
Wine
Wine and wine making--California--Alexander Valley
Wine and wine making--California--Asti--Illustrations
Wine and wine making--California--Asti
Wine and wine making--California--Geyserville
Wine and wine making--California--Vineburg
Wine and wine making--Equipment and supplies--California--Alexander Valley
Wine and wine making
Wine and winemaking--California--Santa Rosa
Wine barrels--California--Alexander Valley
Wine barrels--California--Santa Rosa
Wine bottles--California--Alexander Valley
Wine bottles--California--Healdsburg
Wine bottles--California--Sonoma County
Wine bottles
Wine labels--California--Alexander Valley
Wine labels--California--Asti
Wine labels--California--Geyserville
Wine labels--California--Healdsburg
Wine labels--California--San Francisco
Wine labels--California--Santa Rosa
Wine labels--California--Sonoma
Wine labels--California--Sonoma County
Wine tasting--California--Asti
Wine tasting--France--Paris
Wine--California
Wine--California--Alexander Valley
Wine--California--Alexander Valley County
Wine--California--Geyserville
Wine--California--Healdsburg
Wine--California--San Francisco
Wine--California--Santa Rosa
Wine--California--Sonoma
Wine--California--Sonoma County
Wine--California--Sonoma County--Prices
Wine--California, Northern
Wine--France--Paris
Wine--Marketing
Wineries--California--Alexander Valley
Wineries--California--Alexander Valley--History
Wineries--California--Alexander Valley
Wineries--California--Asti--History
Wineries--California--Asti
Wineries--California--Geyserville
Wineries--California--Healdsburg
Wineries--California--Healdsburg--History
Wineries--California--Santa Rosa
Wineries--California--Sonoma County
Writers

Genres and Forms of Materials

admission tickets
advertisements
aerial photographs
bottle labels (paper labels)
brochures
business cards
drawings
photographs
portraits
postcards
price lists
programs