We LIQUID GOLD
When you think about California, what comes to mind? You may think about beaches, surfing, and sunshine. You may think about the Golden Gate Bridge, movies or Hollywood. But we think about gold because it was gold that made everything we do at 1849 Wine Company possible.
The story begins back in our State history. In 1849, many settlers flocked to the region in the hopes of coming into a financial windfall simply by picking up gold nuggets right off the ground. But not everyone struck it rich in NorCal and as the thirst for gold waned by the end of 1855 gold fever turned into vine fever - with many settlers finding liquid gold in the form of California wine.
we are california
1849 Wine Company with its rolling hills unique microclimate & topography coupled with the mineral rich soil and California's sunshine produce the perfect terroir for our grapes to fully ripen. Then a beautiful transformation occurs when the fruit is handcrafted into an exceptionally elegant wine revealing the grapes true individuality. All the notable characteristics of California's coastal wine region can be tasted in every sip. Our vintners' dream of handcrafting unparalleled wines is manifested in 1849's perfectly balanced, distinguished and graceful vintages.
wine reigns here
Our passion has motivated us to design, create and produce wines that personify the same love and bold enthusiasm we have for our Great State all in an effort to bring you, our customer, the best wines we have to offer. From single varietal wines to custom made blends, all of our 1849 wines are carefully harvested, pressed and blended to deliver outstanding wine at a great value. We pride ourselves on creating wines of the highest quality & expression, with consistent flavor vintage over vintage.
Up In The Source
Napa Valley is an American Viticulture Area (AVA) located in Napa County, California and is considered to be one of the most premier wine regions in the world. Its history, which dates back to the gold rush in 1849, has been plagued by outbreak(s) of diseased vines, Prohibition, and the Great Depression. With the results of the Paris Wine Tasting Competition, Napa Valley was catapulted to wine stardom capable of producing some of the best quality wine in the world. The combination of the Mediterranean climate and the juxtaposition of the valley floor and mountain AVA's ranges make this region one of the most visually striking places with its rolling hills, sprawling vistas and lush green landscape. Almost 4.5 million people visit Napa Valley each year, making it the most visited wine region in North America.
Officially awarded AVA status in 1987 by the Treasury Department's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, the Sonoma Coast is one of the most renowned wine regions in the Country. The influence from the Pacific Ocean on this region cannot be understated. With its seaside, rolling hills and wind-laden North coastal topography, makes it one of the most celebrated homes of Burgundian varietals Pinot Noir and Chardonnay due to the cool-climate appellation. Vineyards are planted and cultivated high up on ridge and mountain hilltops just off the coast where they bask in the sun well above the fog that rolls into the area from the West.
The Monterey AVA was established in 1984 and runs from Paso Robles on the South end to Monterey Bay on the North covering an approximate 100 mile area and nearly forty thousand acres. Because of this vast area, the climate and topographical landscape in Monterey AVA vary greatly depending on where the vines are located. The northern portion of this AVA is a cool growing region with a lengthy growing season. In the North, temperatures are relatively moderate rarely exceeding 75 °F (24 °C) where grape varietals Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir are the most popular. Whereas in the South, temperatures frequently reach 100 °F (37.8 °C) and the most popular but in the South, Bordeaux varietals are the most prevalent. That being said, over 50% of all grapes grown Monterey AVA are chardonnay.