Correspondence, manuscripts, business files related to winemaker
Martin Ray and wife Eleanor Ray's life and work.
Martin Ray was a California winemaker noted for his 100%
varietal wines and his efforts to establish a quality control
standard for California wines. He purchased the Paul Masson
Winery and produced wine there from 1936 to 1942. In 1943 he
established his own vineyard on nearby Mt. Eden and produced
wines there until 1972. Eleanor Ray was instrumental in marketing
the wines, handling public relations, and maintaining the
correspondence for the business.
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