HISTORY OF WINEMAKING IN CALIFORNIA
Southern California was the leading winegrowing region at this time, but over the next few decades vineyards were planted in Napa, Sonoma and other northern areas.
With the Gold Rush of 1849, the local population and the demand for wine surged; California wineries were in their heyday.
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