Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Some of Glendale's wine history.

No one would mind if this were over soon, but your wine is happily chillin'. (sorry for that one.)

Last Sunday this was outside The Cave. Not a bad way to start a weekend.

In today's Glendale New Press, Katherine Yamada writes about French transplant George Le Mesnager's attempts to have a winery in Glendale. Wars, prohibition, fires and flood won. While this current article focuses more on the man, a previous article on him from April focuses more specifically on his winery, distillery, and liquor store. Busy guy.

Le Mesnager's property, now Deukmejian Wilderness Park, still grows grapes that are used to make wine, and you can read about that in this Melanie Hicken article also in the Glendale News Press.

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This link, on the city of Glendale's website, provides more info and photos of the Park to easier facilitate your visit to a bit of our very own wine history.