The Historic La Questa Vineyard | EST. 1883

E. H. Rixford displayed the growing confidence in California as a new wine-growing region as illustrated on the frontispiece to the title page of his book published in 1883, “The Wine Press and the Cellar” (San Francisco). Lady Liberty is popping a cork of wine while the state’s mascot, the California grizzly bear, holds a wine glass filled while leaning against a barrel with its head bearing the state seal.

In 1902, Rixford hired a Swiss Stone Mason to build a winery using stones uncovered while planting the vineyard. The stone walls of the fermenting room and the vault exist today as a private residence.

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The Historic La Questa Vineyard | EST. 1883

The Historic La Questa Vineyard | EST. 1883

Preserving the Historic Vineyards & Winemaking
Heritage in the Santa Cruz Mountains

The Historic La Questa Vineyard | EST. 1883

E. H. Rixford displayed the growing confidence in California as a new wine-growing region as illustrated on the frontispiece to the title page of his book published in 1883, “The Wine Press and the Cellar” (San Francisco). Lady Liberty is popping a cork of wine while the state’s mascot, the California grizzly bear, holds a wine glass filled while leaning against a barrel with its head bearing the state seal.

In 1902, Rixford hired a Swiss Stone Mason to build a winery using stones uncovered while planting the vineyard. The stone walls of the fermenting room and the vault exist today as a private residence.