Leland Stanford Winery
|Leland Stanford Winery|
Leland Stanford Winery circa 1893
|Location||330 Stanford Ave., Fremont, California|
Leland Stanford Winery was a winery located in the Santa Clara Valley AVA, in Fremont, California, United States. The winery was founded by Leland Stanford in 1869. The vineyard was planted by Stanford's brother, Josiah Stanford. Today, the winery is owned by Weibel Champagne Vineyards. It was the third vineyard owned by Leland Stanford. It is a California Historical Landmark.
The location of the Leland Stanford Winery was on the former Rancho Agua Caliente, an 1836 Mexican land grant in Alta California. The name means "warm water" and refers to the warm springs located in the foothills.
In 1850, Clement Columbet bought a large parcel, and opened the Warm Springs Hotel, a resort for wealthy San Francisco Bay Area residents during the 1850s through 1860s. It was destroyed in the 1868 Hayward earthquake.
In 1869 Leland Stanford purchased its site and 100 acres, and founded a winery. Stanford's brother, Josiah Stanford, served as vineyard manager. He planted the vines and managed the winery. In 1893, Josiah Stanford inherited the winery from his brother. By 1898 the property was 1,225 acres.
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