The Monticello Wine Company was a Charlottesville, Virginia cooperative founded in 1873 by local grape growers, led by a German, Oscar Reierson. Its four-story winery had a capacity of 200,000 gallons, and was located at the end of Wine Street, near Hedge Street. It was the largest winery in the South. It shut down with the onset of Prohibition in Virginia, which took effect on November 1, 1916.
^K. Edward Lay (2000). The Architecture of Jefferson Country. University of Virginia Press. p. 244. ISBN0-8139-1885-5. "The Monticello Wine Company...was on a hill at the end of Wine Street near Hedge Street..."
^K. Edward Lay (2000). The Architecture of Jefferson Country. University of Virginia Press. p. 244. ISBN0-8139-1885-5. "The Monticello Wine Company, the largest in the South at that time..."
^Eaton, Lorraine (2008-11-30). "Virginia's Prohibition history". The Virginian-Pilot. "On Halloween night 1916...the state joined 17 others that banned the sale of liquor."
^Leahy, Richard (2008-11-30). "Virginia Wine: Nearly Four Centuries and Counting". "In Charlottesville, the Monticello Wine Company, operating with grapes grown by co-op members, won a major international award in 1873 at the Vienna Exposition for a “Virginia claret” based on Norton."