Napa Valley Wine Tasting Feature (1972)

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KPIX Eyewitness News report from May 9th 1972 by Pat O'Brien highlighting the challenges faced by Napa Valley wineries, where steadily increasing numbers of visitors to tasting rooms are generating customer service issues. Includes views of Highway 29 which runs through the valley, of popular wineries roadside signage (Inglenook Winery, Beaulieu Vineyard, Heitz Cellar, Louis M. Martini Winery, Charles Krug) and scenes of crowds enjoying wine inside The Christian Brothers tasting room in St. Helena. Also features interviews with two local wine industry experts, who discuss the subject. Note that The Christian Brothers winery featured in this report occupied the Greystone building in St. Helena from 1950 to 1990, which was originally built in 1889 as Greystome Cellars. It is now the home of the Culinary Institute of America. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Originally aired on
KPIX
Date aired
5/9/1972
Recording medium
16mm magentic sound film
3:00
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Type of material
local newsfilm
Identifier
KPIX 108367
Views
3921

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