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America’s Oldest, Ongoing Winery
Under The Same Family Label and Stewardship
In 1883, James Concannon not only established our winery, but also established Concannon as a Founding Family of the California Wine Industry. Recognizing that the Livermore Valley terroir was strikingly similar to the premier vineyards of the Médoc in Bordeaux, he purchased our beautiful acreage where he helped introduce successful viticulture practices to California.
After intense study of winegrowing in Bordeaux and with UC Berkeley, James became one of the first to craft red and white Bordeaux-style wines in California and was well-known for his meticulous selection of some of the world’s best quality vines imported directly from
Bordeaux’s renowned, First Growth Châteaux Margaux, Lafite and d’Yquem. Convinced that California could become as great a winemaking region as Bordeaux, he also believed strongly in the cultural benefits of wine. As a result, James was one of a small group of wine pioneers who introduced high quality wine for the first time to the American table.
Since that time, the Concannon family’s Bordeaux-inspired winemaking philosophy has driven each generation’s commitment to excellence in crafting beautiful, balanced, food-friendly wines with a silky, lingering finish and vibrant sense of place.
2016 Concannon Reserve Stampmaker’s GSM
“99 Points, Double Gold Medal, Best of Region – Red, Best of California,
Best of Show – Red, Best of Class of Appellation”
—California State Fair Competition