San Luis Obispo’s Earliest Winemaking Instructions

On 15 February 1868, San Luis Obispo’s first newspaper, the Pioneer, published the county’s first instructions on making wine, “Winemaking on a Small Scale.” The article had been copied, without attribution, from the October 1867 issue of the American...

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San Luis Obispo’s First Wine Advertisements, 1868–69

Alexander Murray Kestler and Schwartz Ads San Luis Bakery Ad John Riiger Ad Wine pervaded local life in San Luis Obispo at the time of the county’s earliest newspaper. Throughout 1868 and until it folded in 1869, the San Luis Obispo Pioneer printed advertisements for...

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