Livermore History - Wineries - Cresta Blanca 3
Page 1: Raboli, Pioneer,
Chateau Bellevue Wineries and a Postcard
Page 2: Mont-Rouge and Vienna Wineries
Page 3: Cresta Blanca
Page 4: Pressing Grapes, at Cresta Blanca
Page 5: Bottling and other functions at Cresta Blanca
Page 6: Ruby Hill
See Also: Harvest Wine Festival Page 1 - Page 2.
Bottling and other functions at Cresta Blanca
Loading Grapes onto a conveyer to be taken to the presses. Marked as "Cresta Blanca Winery in 1911" but this may not be correct.
Cresta Blanca Bottling. At center, Wrapping bottles, at left: bins of aging wine. Cresta Blanca Winery, 1911.
Washing Fiasco-type bottles at Cresta Blanca Winery in 1911
Securing a barrel at Cresta Blanca Winery in the late 1940s or early 50s.
The barrel being secured has a carving on the front. Above his left elbow it reads "Cresta Blanca 1882".
When Wente took over the Cresta Blanca facility, most of the wine barrels had dried out and were not salvageable. They took one of the barrels apart and made a table top of the carved tank end. It is at the Visitor's Center. It is likely that this is the barrel.
Box at left reads:
Cresta Blanca Wine
Consistent Winner of major wine awards
Cresta Blanca Wine Co., Livermore California
Cresta Blanca Parade float for the Rodeo Parade. Probably about 1946-48.
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