Leland Stanford Winery
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WalruZ
N 37° 30.214 W 121° 54.708
10S E 596183 N 4151293
Winery owned by Leland Stanford
Waymark Code: WMB26
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 04/22/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 97

This winery was founded in 1869 by Leland Stanford -- railroad builder, Governor of California, United States Senator, and founder of Stanford University. The vineyard, planted by his brother Josiah Stanford, helped to prove that wines equal to any in the world could be produced in California. The restored buildings and winery are now occupied and operated by Weibel Champagne Vineyards.

This brick building is all that remains of the winery. When I first started hiking from the trailhead at the end of Stanford Avenue Weibel had grapes planted around the building and held tastings inside. Some years ago they sold the land for development and now the bulding is closed and surrounded by expensive homes.

Word has it that when the Stanfords lost their son and decided to found a university in his honor, this area was considered as a possible site. However, Stanford's wife did not like the East Bay and Stanford Univerisity began in Palo Alto instead.

Marker Number: 642.00

Marker Name: Leland Stanford Winery

County: Alameda

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 09/27/1958

Corner of Stanford Ave and Vinyard Ave, Fremont CA

Website: [Web Link]

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