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.