Victorian house on Concannon Vineyards estate
|Location||4590 Tesla Rd., Livermore, California|
|Designated||April 28, 1958|
Concannon Vineyard is the second-largest winery in the Livermore Valley of California, producing around 30,000 cases annually. It is well known for its Petite Sirah and Concannon was the first winery to bottle this grape as a varietal wine in 1961. It also produces several other varieties of wine, including Chardonnay. Concannon is owned by The Wine Group.
Concannon was founded in 1883 by James Concannon of Inishmore, County Galway. Its success in producing and selling sacramental or altar wine for the Roman Catholic Church helped it to survive national Prohibition. Grape cuttings from this vineyard were introduced to Mexico between 1889 and 1904 for the improvement of its commercial viticulture. As such, the vineyard has been designated a California Historical Landmark (#641).
- "Concannon Vineyard". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
- Official website
- Photographs and transcription of historical marker - Markeroni.com