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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Separated Materials
  • Related Materials
  • Processing Information

  • Title: William F. Heintz Papers
    Creator: Heintz, William F.
    Identifier/Call Number: 0030
    Contributing Institution: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Special Collections and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.09 Linear Feet(5 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1888-2002, bulk 1974-1992
    Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, clippings, photographs, oral history audiotapes and transcripts, and other research materials accumulated by author and wine historian William F. Heintz. The materials focus on the history of wine and wineries in Southern California, particularly in the areas of Temecula and Rancho Cucamonga.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], William F. Heintz Papers, Collection no. 0030, Southern California Wine and Wine Industry Collection, Special Collections and Archives, University Library, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    William F. Heintz donated the collection to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2000 and 2002.

    Biographical / Historical

    William Heintz, an author and wine historian, was born on February 9, 1933 in Rudyard, Montana. His parents were Carl and Marguerite Heintz.
    Heintz attended college in Helena, Montana but later moved to California. He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism at San Francisco State University and later received a master's degree in history at Sonoma State University.
    Heintz wrote about wine history in books and various publications. His books on wine history include California's Napa Valley: One Hundred and Sixty Years of Wine Making and Temecula: A Grape and Wine History. His research topics included studying the history of wine and viticulture in the Temecula Valley in California. He also conducted research on the origin date of Thomas Vineyards in Cucamonga and its claim of being "California's Oldest Winery."
    Heintz had just turned 79 when he died on February 10, 2012.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection contains correspondence, clippings, photographs, oral history audiotapes and transcripts, and other research materials relating to the history of wine and wineries in Southern California, particularly in the areas of Temecula and Rancho Cucamonga. There are drafts of Heintz's book, Temecula: A Grape and Wine History and research materials relating to the book, including photocopies of articles from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Heintz also conducted research for a petition to designate a viticultural area named "Temecula."
    The oral history interviews that Heintz conducted address wine and viticultural history in Southern California, particularly in the Temecula area. For example, Philo Biane, the former president of Brookside Winery in Guasti, discusses the Italian Vineyard Company and the concept behind Fruit Industries, which made grape concentrate during Prohibition. Several interviews also address the historical vineyards in the Temecula area.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

    Separated Materials

    The following items have been removed from the collection and added to the Special Collections and Archives Rare Books Collection.
    Adams, Leon David. The Wines of America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973.
    Baird, Joseph Armstrong, Christian Brothers Art Collection, and the Wine Museum of San Francisco. Wine and the Artist: 104 Prints and Drawings from the Christian Brothers Collection at the Wine Museum of San Francisco. New York: Dover Publications, 1979.
    The BATF Archive: BATF Records of California Wineries, 1920 to 1950, Held at the University of California, Davis. Davis, CA: n.d.
    Black, Esther Boulton. Rancho Cucamonga and Doña Merced. Redlands, CA: San Bernardino County Museum Association, 1975.
    Blout, Jessie Schilling. A Brief Economic History of the Califonia Wine-Growing Industry.. Sacramento: Bureau of Markets, California State Dept. of Agriculture, 1943.
    Guttadauro, Guy and Agricultural History Center. A List of References for the History of Grapes, Wines, and Raisins in America. Davis, CA: Agricultural History Center, University of California, Davis, 1976.
    Heintz, William F. California's Napa Valley: One Hundred Sixty Years of Wine Making. San Francisco: Scottwall Associates, 1999.
    Heintz, William F. An Examination of Records and Related Documents with Regard to the Claim by the Thomas Winery, 8916 Foothill Boulevard, Cucamonga, California, to be "The First Commercial Winery in California." n.p., 1982.
    The High Country. Temecula, CA: High Country, 1967-1984.
    Leggett, Herbert B. Early History of Wine Production in California. San Francisco: Wine Institute, 1941.

    Related Materials

    Southern California Wine and Wine Industry Oral History Collection, Collection no. 0024, Southern California Wine and Wine Industry Collection, Special Collections and Archives, University Library, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

    Processing Information

    The collection was processed by Rob Strauss in August 2018.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Wine industry - California - History
    Wine and wine making--California--Temecula Valley
    Viticulture - California
    Prohibition - United States - History
    Guasti (Calif.) -- History
    California Wine Association
    Garrett & Company (Weldon, N.C.)
    Brookside Winery
    Oral histories