The St. Helena Viticultural Area states:
"At the end of the 1879 vintage the San Francisco Post ran an article on
northern California wines which noted the flavor characteristics of
Napa clarets. This article was copied by the St. Helena Star which
predicted that there would be 2,000 acres of grapes planted in the Napa
Valley in 1880. According to Mr. Sullivan, the final total was closer
to 3,000, and concentrated in the St. Helena area.
As early as 1869, San Francisco's Alta California was making
reference to a ``St. Helena district,'' as did the Pacific Rural Press.
These were references to vineyard plantings in the area. In 1872 the
Napa Reporter made reference to the boom in vineyard land around St.
Helena. The Alta California ran an article on the area in 1878,
treating St. Helena as a specific district with a great reputation. By
then Charles Krug, the Beringers, Crane, John Lewelling, H. A. Pellet,
and 14 other producers had built cellars in the St. Helena area."
See also: Lewelling Vineyards Page
Saint Helena page at Yahoo
Return to the Lewelling Familiy Page.
last updated 12 Jun 2001