Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Larkmead Winery - Kornell Cellars

Sharon and I stopped at this winery on our 2015 anniversary trip. The Larkmead Winery is the third oldest winery in the Napa Valley. The Charles Krug Winery is credited as being the oldest operating winery in the Napa Valley.

Larkmead Winery
Also known as Hanns Kornell Champagne Cellars

National Register of Historic Places #1982002215

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This marker is located at 1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga, California. The GPS coordinates for this location are 38° 33' 31.9" N 122° 31' 21.3" W.

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Felix Salmina arrived from Switzerland in the 1860's and in 1892 purchased this winery that had been established in 1884 by Lillian Hitchcock Coit. Felix converted the winery into a larger facility using stone quarried from nearby hills and expanded the vineyards. Initially grapes sold for $5.00 per ton and wine for 5 cents a gallon. After prohibition, Larkmead developed a reputation as "one of the outstanding wine processing plants" in the Napa Valley. It was here that Hans Kornell produced sparkling wines. In 1993 the Frank family took over the operations and continues to produce both sparkling and still wines.

Dedicated April 17, 2004
By Sam Brannan Chapter #1004
E Clampus Vitus

Larkmead Winery

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