Home > History of Wine > A label from and two pictures of Fountain Grove Winery, Sonoma County

A label from and two pictures of Fountain Grove Winery, Sonoma County


1938 Fountain Grove, Riesling label. Yale University Library. [0]

1938 Fountain Grove, Riesling label. Yale University Library. [0]

Fountain Grove was established in 1875 by Thomas Lake Harris who founded the Brotherhood of the New Life.  He had already established three colonies in New York by 1861.  Fountain Grove was a Theo-Socialist community located on 700 acres just north of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, California.   The community initially operated a dairy business but that failed within five years.  After planting vineyards and establishing a winery the community was producing 70,000 gallons of wine a year by 1886.  The community eventually failed in 1920 at which time Kanaye Nogasawa, one of the colonists, because sole owner of the winery.  He maintained the winery until it foundered in the 1930s.

Exterior, General View, Northwest Corner, Fountain Grove Winery. [1]

Exterior, General View, Northwest Corner, Fountain Grove Winery. [1]

Interior of vat, Fountain Grove Winery. [1]

Interior of vat, Fountain Grove Winery. [1]


[0] Fountaingrove. America and the Utopian Dream. Yale University Library. URL: http://brbl-archive.library.yale.edu/exhibitions/utopia/uc12d.html
[1] Fountain Grove Winery, Vat Buildings, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. URL: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ca1243/

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: