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19 pages of photos of the old and new photos.

The Ruby Hill Winery was built in 1887 and burned in the 1989.  It is located off of Vineyard road, about a mile west of Isabel.  The building was demolished in 2002, and a new building, designed to look very much like he original has been constructed, using the original bricks for the facing.

The Mitchell Katz Winery is located at the new building.  Their tasting room has a number of photos including several of the spectacular fire in 1989.  Their web site contains additional photos also, including the demolition of the old structure and construction of the current one.  The tasting room is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 to 4:00.


Ruby Hill Wine Cellars, 1896.  Looking east.

Ruby Hill Winery

Ruby Hill circa 1971.

Pictures taken toward the west, April 2002, from the Ruby Hill housing area.  It appears that only the northern and southern walls were still standing.  Braces can be seen holding up the southern wall.


The sign has the same letters missing on both sides.  This sign was on not at the winery, but a small road nearby leading to ranches.  It was replaced ~early 2002 with a new sign indicating "Ruby Hill Ranch"  Picture taken  June 2000.

Tree lined road leading to the winery.  Picture taken in June 2000, before the new winery was built.  The road turns to the left beyond the palm trees and leads to the old winery, which is well off to the left.

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