Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Great Article on Local Wine History

Gino L. Filippi is vice president of Joseph Filippi Winery in Rancho Cucamonga and he writes a monthly column in a local paper, the Daily Breeze.
The great Cucamonga Valley (aka: The Cucamonga-Guasti Wine District), where vineyard planting began in 1838, was once considered the largest wine-growing region in the United States. This area includes the communities of Rancho Cucamonga (Alta Loma, Cucamonga, Etiwanda, Grapeland, Rochester), Ontario (Guasti), Fontana, Mira Loma (Wineville), Rialto, Upland (North Ontario, Magnolia), all of which have a rich history rooted in their agricultural past.
The whole article is very interesting reading. Also, Fillipi Winery has a great wine club (which I belong to) and recommend to everyone.

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