Wineries of Santa Clara Valley (Images of America)

October 31, 2020
Wineries of Santa Clara Valley (Images of America)

The Santa Clara Valley was the first premier wine productionregion in California. The valley's history of winemaking dates backto 1777, when Spanish padres founded Mission Santa Clara andplanted their grape cuttings in order to make wine for religiouspurposes.Immigrants from around the world, following the American dream,were soon lured to the Santa Clara Valley for its rich soil andideal growing climate. These immigrants brought centuries ofwinemaking traditions, passed down through the generations.