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There’s no doubt Petite Sirah holds a special place in the heart of Concannon’s wine-making history. Known as the “little grape that could,” Petite Sirah is known for its small berries and bold, concentrated flavor. Continue reading

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A Most Memorable Moment for Concannon Vineyard

We knew it was going to be a great year, but less than four months into 2012, our expectations have been most pleasantly blown away. Continue reading

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Inspired By the Future, Rooted In Tradition

Here at Concannon Vineyard, we’re always looking to the future by blending innovation with our rich family tradition. Our family legacy began in 1865 when my great-grandfather, James Concannon, sailed to America from the rocky coast of Ireland, becoming the first Irish immigrant to establish a successful winery in America. Continue reading

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A Concannon Christmas Story

Long ago, and in the same house in which I was reared, the first Concannon Family Christmas in Livermore was celebrated by my Great Grandparents, James and Ellen Concannon. That celebration was over 128 years ago… Continue reading

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From Ballerina to America’s First Professional Female Winemaker, Katherine Vajda: Winemaker at Concannon Vineyard (1950-1960)

As we celebrate our 128th consecutive year producing wine under the Concannon family label, I am reminded of the remarkable Katherine Vajda, our winemaker from 1950 to 1960.

Katherine was the first technically-trained, professional woman winemaker in the United States. Highly respected for her knowledge, skill and training, she served as an active participant on the Technical Advisory Board of the California Wine Institute.
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