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Article entitled "South Africa's wine industry puts priority on profit", in the Baltimore Sun.

Names:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1984 February 12
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item 131
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Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection / Series 2: Manuscript Materials / South Africa: Cape Town
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref15361

Magazine clipping concerning the commemorative planting of a vine-shoot by fruit and wine industry members.

Names:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item 146
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Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection / Series 2: Manuscript Materials / South Africa: Cape Town
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref15376

Festival Recordings: Texas Talk Stage: Dance Texas (Corey Lock, Larry Vanstun); Women in the Wine Industry (Caris Turpen)

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2008 July 2
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2008, Item FP-2008-CT-0238
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival / Series 5: Texas: A Celebration of Music, Food, and Wine / 5.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2008-ref787

Personal Papers

Collection Creator:
Foley, Dennis  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964-2002
Scope and Contents:
Private dinners and events attended or hosted by Dennis Foley between 1965 and 2002, including original artwork for menus and programs. Items document the various wine organizations and personal events attended by Foley. The events range from small dinners of a few friends to large professionally organized dinners and tastings. There is information about several large national organizations including the Bacchus Society, International Wine and Food Society, and American Institute of Food and Wine. This series is divided into four subseries: Dinner Events, Wine Tasting Notes, Original Artwork, and Personal Events and Clippings.

Subseries 1.1: Dinner Events, 1965-2002 Programs and brochures, often including annotation by Foley, for larger dinners arranged alphabetically by the hosting organization. Items from other wine events are arranged chronologically and pertain to small, one time events attended by Foley. The personal notebooks dinners, wines, and menus from private dinners, are arranged chronologically. Honored guests at the private dinners include Bing Crosby, Harry Waugh, Joe Hietz, and W. Clausen.

Subseries 1.2: Wine Tasting Notes, 1968-1997 Formal and informal wine tastings and Foley's personal notebooks, loose leaf notes, and printed notebooks from large scale tastings.

Subseries 1.3: Original Artwork Sketches and mockups of menus and programs for private dinners, several examples can be found in subseries one.

Subseries 1.4: Clippings and Miscellaneous Papers The newspaper clippings relate to various aspects of the wine industry and to events attended by Dennis Foley. Miscellaneous papers that do not relate to wine, but instead highlight other personal activities and are arranged chronologically.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dennis Foley Papers, 1963-2004, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0896, Series 1
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Dennis Foley Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0896-ref512

Esquin Imports Wine Merchants

Collection Creator:
Foley, Dennis  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962-1981
Scope and Contents:
Newsletters, order forms, wine and price lists, mailing envelopes with wine-related cover art, and glassware catalogues. Dennis Foley began his career in the wine industry at Esquin Imports Wine Merchants, located in San Francisco. The bulk of the material was produced by Esquin Imports between 1962 and the early 1970s. The newsletters contain a wealth of information about the wine business during these years. In the mid-70s, Esquin Imports changed its name to Draper & Esquin Wine Merchants. The company began focusing not only on imports, but on local production under the label Chestnut Hill. The material from Draper & Esquin Wine Merchants dates from the late 1970s to the 1980s and is comprised of catalogues and pamphlets. The series is divided into five subseries: Newsletters; Wine & Spirits Price Lists; Other Esquin Papers; Draper & Esquin Wine Merchants; Esquin Imports Reference.

Subseries 5.1: Newsletters, 1963-1976

Esquin Imports Newsletters, with corresponding order forms and envelopes, running monthly from January 1963 to July 1976. The newsletters contain descriptions of wines, report on wine growers and makers, and describe buyers' trips in search of wines. Esquin International Wine Guild Newsletters, 1968, include membership applications, an invitation to join, and membership benefits pamphlets.

Subseries 5.2: Wine & Spirits Price Lists, 1962-1975

Fifteen pamphlets comprised of price lists and related information. Some of the pamphlets feature wine-related cover art, similar to what is on many of Esquin's mailing envelopes.

Subseries 5.3: Other Esquin Papers, 1963-1966

Esquin Imports order forms, envelopes with cover art, and catalogues of glassware produced for Esquin. The order forms list wines and their prices and include information about placing orders, but differ from the order forms that accompany the newsletters.

Subseries 5.4: Draper & Esquin Wine Merchants, 1977-1981

Seven catalogues containing the complete listing of the cellars of Draper & Esquin, plus histories of wines and wineries. There are fifteen pamphlets highlighting new arrivals and wines of special note.

Subseries 5.5: Esquin Imports Reference, 1963-1970

Correspondence, price lists, and pamphlets from other wine merchants and educational pamphlets about wines and the regions from which they come.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dennis Foley Papers, 1963-2004, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0896, Series 5
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Dennis Foley Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0896-ref823

Oral History

Collection Creator:
Foley, Dennis  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2004
Scope and Contents:
An oral interview with Dennis Foley recorded in April, 2004. This documents his interest in wine and food during his youth, how he became involved in the wine industry, and includes information about subsequent business interests. An abstract of the interview is found in the folder with the cassettes.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dennis Foley Papers, 1963-2004, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0896, Series 7
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0896-ref872

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Documentation Project

Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars (Napa, California)  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Newsletters
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Business records
Clippings
Photographs
Oral history
Date:
1960-2006
Summary:
The collections documents the growth and development of the American wine industry, 1996-2002, using the Stag's Leap Wine Cellars as a case study. Materials include oral and video histories, photographs, business records, and printed materials.
Scope and Contents:
The Stag's Leap Wine Cellars (SLWC) Documentation Project was conducted by an inter-disciplinary team at the National Museum of American History. It is a part of a larger effort by the Museum's American Food and Wine team to document and interpret the changing ways in which Americans have produced, prepared, and consumed their food and drink, especially in the years after World War II. Team members are Nanci Edwards (Office of Project Management and former Collections Manager of the Museum's Agriculture Collection), John Fleckner (Senior Archivist, Archives Center), Rayna Green (Curator, Division of Home and Community Life), and Paula Johnson (Curator, Division of Work and Industry). Jeff Tinsley of the Smithsonian's Office of Photographic Services accompanied the team and shot many of the slides and color photographs.

This collection chronicles the growth and development of American viticulture and viniculture from its revival in the 1960s to the present. It offers a case study in the art and business of making fine wine from the bud to the bottle. Warren Winiarski, founder of SLWC in California's Napa Valley, is deeply interested in the legacy of American winemaking and his winery's place within its broader history. The Winiarski family has generously participated and financially supported the creation of this collection.

The documentation touches on all aspects of the wine business, including picking grapes in the vineyards, making wine in the cellar, marketing it from the business office, and promoting its sales in the tasting room and around the globe. SLWC employees describe the land, the work, the tools, the technical processes, the passions, and the motivations that create SLWC's world famous wines. The collection also provides insights into wider patterns of American immigration history, agricultural and environmental history, ethnic community development, land use in the West, product marketing, and consumerism.

The archival collection is mainly comprised of recorded oral history interviews, documentary photographs, and video footage created by the documentation team in 1997. It also includes company newsletters, vineyard and winery production data sheets, wine labels, and related printed materials collected in 1997 with additional materials added occasionally.

It is divided into seven series, including interviews and abstracts, audiotapes, photographs and slides, videotapes, business records, and printed materials.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Interview Transcripts and Abstracts, 1997, 2003

Series 2: Oral History Interview Sound and Video Recordings, 1996-1997

Subseries 2.1: Sound Recordings, 1997

Subseries 2.2: Video Tapes, 1996-1997

Series 3: Photographs, circa 1960-2000

Series 4: Video Tapes, undated

Subseries 3.1: Family Photographs: circa 1960-1980

Subseries 3.2: Smithsonian Documentary Photographs: 1997, 2000

Series 5: Business Records, 1974-1998

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1994-2005

Series 7: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Thirtieth Anniversary, 2003
Biographical / Historical:
The history of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is a family history. It is also a story, in microcosm, of the development of Napa Valley, California as an international wine region and of the rising global acclaim for California wines. Building on the skills and knowledge of earlier Napa winemakers, Warren Winiarski became one of the most influential vintners in the region and his premium wines some of the most prized.

Winiarski arrived in Napa Valley in 1964 with his wife, Barbara, and their children. Like many Napa winemakers of this era, he left behind another career, in his case, an academic position at the University of Chicago to create a family business in a rural setting. At the time, Napa was just beginning to rebuild its reputation after Prohibition, a devastating vine disease, and the widespread production of cheap wines had soured the image of California wines. After apprenticing with several local winemakers, including Lee Stewart and Robert Mondavi, he purchased the land and winery that would become Stag's Leap Wine Cellars (SLWC) in 1972. Winiarski's choice of land was based, in part, Nathan Fay's success in growing Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in an adjoining vineyard; Winiarski later added Fay's property to SLWC.

To commemorate the American bicentennial in 1976, a blind wine tasting at L'Academie du Vin in Paris pitted the best of America's new wines against French classics. Stunning the international wine community, many American wines outscored their French counterparts, with SLWC's 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon taking first place in its division. The accomplishment brought SLWC and Napa Valley worldwide recognition. It excited a great demand for California wines and a new appreciation for American winemaking techniques, which combined new scientific methods with Old World traditions.

The Paris Tasting added momentum to changes already underway in the cultural, financial, and physical landscape of the Napa Valley. It spurred the development of many new wineries, the expansion of acreage under grape cultivation, and the growth of the region's tourism industry. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars was an integral part of these transformations. It continues to play a vital role in the region and the wine industry.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

American Wine History Documentation Project Records, 1976-2002, Archives Center collection # 817, has recorded interviews, photographs, and other documentary materials created and collected by the American Food and Wine History team.
Separated Materials:
The Division of Work and Industry holds many artifacts from SLWC, including a wine barrel, grape picking knives, shovels, and other vineyard tools; lab equipment used in winemaking; wine bottles, labels, glasses, and other consumer products; and a bottle of the award winning 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon. See accessions: 1998.0181 and 1998.3058.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Only reference copies of audiovisual materials may be used.
Topic:
Wine industry  Search this
Wine and wine making  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews -- 2000-2010
Newsletters -- 20th century
Videotapes -- 1990-2000
Audiotapes -- 1990-2000
Business records -- 20th century
Clippings -- 1950-2000
Photographs -- 20th century
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Citation:
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Documentation Project, 1960-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0816
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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Documentation Project
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0816
Online Media:

Reflections on the California Wine Industry

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars (Napa, California)  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Only reference copies of audiovisual materials may be used.
Collection Citation:
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Documentation Project, 1960-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Documentation Project
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Documentation Project / Series 6: Printed Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0816-ref130

American Wine Documentation Project

Interviewer:
Edwards, Nanci  Search this
Fleckner, John A., 1941-  Search this
Green , Rayna, Curator, 1942-  Search this
Johnson, Paula, Curator  Search this
Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Red, White, and American (symposium, Washington, D.C. 1996).  Search this
Crew, Spencer R., 1949-  Search this
Interviewee:
Abreu, David  Search this
Barrett, James L. , 1926-2013  Search this
Black, Hollis  Search this
Black, Pat  Search this
Black, Tom, 1959-  Search this
Brambila, Gustavo  Search this
Browning, Keith  Search this
DePuy Dickenson, Joanne, 1927-  Search this
Dias Blue, Anthony  Search this
Draper, Paul, 1936-  Search this
Gallagher, Patricia  Search this
Gates, David S.  Search this
Grgich, Mike (Miljenko), 1923  Search this
Herrera, Rolando  Search this
Kinzbrunner, Rick  Search this
Kuhn, Ron  Search this
Mandy, Steven , Dr.  Search this
Orr, James  Search this
Robledo, Reynaldo  Search this
Schuster, Danny  Search this
Spurrier, Steven  Search this
Taber, George  Search this
Winiarski, Warren  Search this
Speaker:
Foley, Dennis  Search this
Levenstein, Harvey A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Interviews
Photographs
Print advertising
Programs
Videotapes
Date:
1976-2005
bulk 1996-2001
Scope and Contents:
The collection is divided into six series. It includes mostly printed materials and interviews, and dates from approximately 1976 to 2005. There are wine-related event materials, interview transcripts and audiotapes, printed material and histories from people and institutions representing a wide spectrum of the wine business. Wine-related objects, such vineyard and winery tools, are stored with the Museum's artifact collections; documentary materials are held in the Archives Center. Materials from each special event are organized into separate series, which contain records generated at the events and interviews. Series one contains the "Red, White and American Records," series two the "Collectors Event," and series three the "Wine Writers Event." Interviews conducted independently of these events are included in series four. All of the interviews have been partially transcribed and include an abstract and various forms of audiotapes and discs. Series five is composed of printed materials that relate to both specific individuals in the wine business and to more general American wine topics. Most of this material consists of photocopies of original articles. There are also files with materials by and about specific wine writers, such as Anthony Dias Blue, William Heinz, and Dick Rosano. Series five also contains an original telex of George Taber's article about the 1976 Paris Tasting. Series six consists of visual materials, including two landscape photographs of an vineyard in Oregon and two videotaped documentaries on Napa.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seven series.

Series 1: Red, White, and American : Wine in American History and Culture Records, 1976-1996

Series 2: Collections Event, 2001

Series 3: Reflections: A Day in the Life of a Wine Writer Event, 2002

Series 4: Interviews, 1997-2001

Series 5: Printed Materials, 1997-2001

Series 6: Visual Materials, undated

Series 7; Interviews, 2013
Biographical / Historical:
The American Wine History Project began in 1996 with the intention to document the history of American winemaking, mainly for the post-1950 period. While the project includes winemaking areas around the country, the focus has been on northern and central California. The Project explores the convergence of craft, culture, science, technology, and the environment in modern American winemaking. In conjunction with the project, the Smithsonian held a 2-day symposium, "Red, White and American," with a small accompanying exhibition, entitled, "Doubtless as Good: Jefferson's Dream for American Wine Fulfilled," in 1996 and began gathering objects and other documentation.

Since 1997, National Museum of American History staff members have traveled to California to conduct interviews, take photographs and video footage, and gather materials for the Smithsonian collection from grape growers, winemakers, winery owners, and others important to the business, including wine writers and chefs. Some of the materials were generated from events in Napa, such as the collectors and wine writers events, that were held specifically for the purpose of adding documentation to the Smithsonian project. The documentation project is on-going so materials will continue to be added to the collection.
Provenance:
Some of the materials were generated by the Smithsonian Institution, such as those in series 1 through 3. Others were given by separate donors between 1996 and 2002.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Wine industry  Search this
Wine and wine making  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes -- 1990-2000
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Photographs -- 1950-2000
Print advertising
Programs -- 1980-2000
Videotapes -- 1990-2000
Citation:
American Wine Documentation Project, 1976-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0817
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American Wine Documentation Project
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0817

Partial transcription and abstract of group interview of wine collectors conducted by Smithsonian's Nanci Edwards and Paula Johnson

Collection Interviewer:
Edwards, Nanci  Search this
Fleckner, John A., 1941-  Search this
Green , Rayna, Curator, 1942-  Search this
Johnson, Paula, Curator  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
2001-03-30
Scope and Contents:
This interview with five of the ten collectors present at the event was conducted by Smithsonian's National Museum of American History staff Nanci Edwards and Paula Johnson on March 30, 2001. (1 of 2) Partial transcription and abstract by Cindy Ott.

Abstract

Over the weekend of March 30-31, 2001 the Stag's Leap Wine Cellars organized a wine tasting to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the "Paris Tasting," in which American wines stunningly upstaged European vintages in a blind tasting by experts in the field. Participants of the 2001 event included some of the top American wine collectors. Coming from a broad range of professions, including dentistry, international business, and the movie industry, the group was brought together by their passion for wines and their reputation as collectors. The ten individuals were selected by Dennis Foley, participant and wine auctioneer, who stated that he chose people he knew who lived in different parts of the country.

Among the myriad of weekend activities, which included the tasting of contemporary wines donated by producers as well as wines from the "classic" period in California winemaking, dating from1933 to1985, donated by the collectors themselves, were interviews conducted by Smithsonian staff. They form a part of the National Museum of American History's project to document the history and culture of American wine. The interviews were held at the Culinary Institute of America's Greystone campus at St. Helena, California in Napa Valley, the site of most of the weekend activities. The collectors were divided into two groups of five. This group included the collectors Dennis Foley, Tom Black, Keith Browning, Dr. Steven Mandy, and James Orr. Ron Kuhn, who participated in the event as a winning bidder of the SLWC lot at the 2000 Napa Valley Wine Auction, sat in on the second part of the discussion. A short biography of each participant is provided in one of the event booklets that form part of this sub-collection. The fact that only men were among the collectors is a reflection of the nature of the business, which is currently almost solely a male domain. Smithsonian curator Paula Johnson and museum project manager Nanci Edwards led these interviews.

The discussions, spurred by questions posed by the Smithsonian staff, centered around the origins, intentions and styles of the participants' wine collections and collecting habits. Topics addressed include forms of documentation used to track their holdings, acquisition and storage methods, and the most significant bottles in their collections. The groups also raised issues relating more broadly to the wine industry, including the influence of wine critics (which one participant refers to as "wine critic's fascism"), the importance of wine's heritage and history, the effects of re-corking older wines, the social and gender aspects of wine collecting, the impact of terroirs, the differences between old and current wines (especially in regard to the New World "fruit bombs"), and the relationship between American wines and national identity. The conversations provide insights into patterns of American consumerism, recreation, and product marketing.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
American Wine Documentation Project, 1976-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
American Wine Documentation Project
American Wine Documentation Project / Series 2: Collections Event / 2.2: Interviews and Abstracts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0817-ref49

Partial transcription and abstract of group interview of wine collectors conducted by Smithsonian's Rayna Green and John Fleckner,

Collection Interviewer:
Edwards, Nanci  Search this
Fleckner, John A., 1941-  Search this
Green , Rayna, Curator, 1942-  Search this
Johnson, Paula, Curator  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
2 Copies (derivative objects)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5, Item 817.1
Type:
Archival materials
Copies (derivative objects)
Date:
2001 March 30
Scope and Contents:
This interview with five of the ten collectors present at the event was conducted by Smithsonian's National Museum of American History staff Rayna Green and John Fleckner on March 30, 2001. (2 of 2) Partial transcription and abstract by Cindy Ott.

Abstract

Over the weekend of March 30-31, 2001 the Stag's Leap Wine Cellars organized a wine tasting to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the "Paris Tasting," in which American wines stunningly upstaged European vintages in a blind tasting by experts in the field. Participants of the 2001 event included some of the top American wine collectors. Coming from a broad range of professions, including dentistry, international business, and the movie industry, the group was brought together by their passion for wines and their reputation as collectors. The ten individuals were selected by Dennis Foley, participant and wine auctioneer, who stated that he chose people he knew who lived in different parts of the country.

Among the myriad of weekend activities, which included the tasting of contemporary wines donated by producers as well as wines from the "classic" period in California winemaking, dating from1933 to1985, donated by the collectors themselves, were interviews conducted by Smithsonian staff. They form a part of the National Museum of American History's project to document the history and culture of American wine. The interviews were held at the Culinary Institute of America's Greystone campus at St. Helena, California in Napa Valley, the site of most of the weekend activities. The collectors were divided into two groups of five. This group included the collectors Stephen Kaplan, Frank Komorowski, Ron Light, George Linton, and Stan Winston. Ron Kuhn, who participated in the event as a winning bidder of the SLWC lot at the 2000 Napa Valley Wine Auction, sat in on the first part of the discussion. A short biography of each participant is provided in one of the event booklets that form part of this sub-collection. The fact that only men were among the collectors is a reflection of the nature of the business, which is currently almost solely a male domain. Smithsonian curator Rayna Green and archivist John Fleckner led these interviews.

The discussions, spurred by questions posed by the Smithsonian staff, centered around the origins, intentions and styles of the participants' wine collections and collecting habits. Topics addressed include forms of documentation used to track their holdings, acquisition and storage methods, and the most significant bottles in their collections. The groups also raised issues relating more broadly to the wine industry, including the influence of wine critics (which one participant refers to as "wine critic's fascism"), the importance of wine's heritage and history, the effects of re-corking older wines, the social and gender aspects of wine collecting, the impact of terroirs, the differences between old and current wines (especially in regard to the New World "fruit bombs"), and the relationship between American wines and national identity. The conversations provide insights into patterns of American consumerism, recreation, and product marketing.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
American Wine Documentation Project, 1976-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
American Wine Documentation Project
American Wine Documentation Project / Series 2: Collections Event / 2.2: Interviews and Abstracts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0817-ref50

Interviews

Collection Interviewer:
Edwards, Nanci  Search this
Fleckner, John A., 1941-  Search this
Green , Rayna, Curator, 1942-  Search this
Johnson, Paula, Curator  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1997 - 2001
Scope and Contents:
This series includes interviews with growers and winemakers of California. They include the growers David Abreu and Hollis Black, Paul Draper and David Gates of Ridge Winery, and Michael Grgich, co-founder of Grgich Hills Winery. The interviewees discuss the cultural and environmental history of region, the changes they have witnessed in the California wine industry in the last forty years, and their personal viewpoints on California wine and winemaking. The series is divided into three subseries. Subseries 4.1 includes the abbreviated transcripts and abstracts. Subseries 4.2 contains the original DAT recordings. Subseries 4.3 contains the reference cassette tapes.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
American Wine Documentation Project, 1976-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0817, Series 4
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American Wine Documentation Project
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0817-ref74

Hollis and Pat Black

Collection Interviewer:
Edwards, Nanci  Search this
Fleckner, John A., 1941-  Search this
Green , Rayna, Curator, 1942-  Search this
Johnson, Paula, Curator  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2001-03-28
Scope and Contents:
The interview was conducted at Black Ranch near Healdsburg, California by Paula Johnson, Rayna Green, Nanci Edwards and John Fleckner, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Those present included Hollis and his wife Pat, and their children, Nelson, Ron Black, Harry Black, and June Kincaid. There is one original DAT and two reference cassette tapes.

Abstract

This interview with Hollis and Pat Black and their children chronicles the lives of one of the few remaining multi-generational Napa Valley families. It is both a family history and a local history, providing a personal view of Napa before the wine industry took over in the Sixties and how it changed the farming culture in the region. The Black family has been farming in Sonoma County since the 1860s. Black describes working on the family ranch over the course of the twentieth century. He discusses the federal government-sponsored brassaro system that hired Mexican laborers due to the shortage of American men during World War II. He also mentions the use of German POWs at local farms.

He describes various aspects of commercial prune growing, which was the dominant business before grapes took over. He compares and contrasts the production and economic value of prunes and other cash crops with the much more lucrative business of growing grapes for winemakers. He mentions the production of grapes for the Italian-American home market before Napa became well-known as a wine region. The Black's offer an important perspective on the great transformations in Napa Valley in the twentieth century.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
American Wine Documentation Project, 1976-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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American Wine Documentation Project
American Wine Documentation Project / Series 4: Interviews / 4.1: Interviews and Abstracts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0817-ref77

Printed Materials

Collection Interviewer:
Edwards, Nanci  Search this
Fleckner, John A., 1941-  Search this
Green , Rayna, Curator, 1942-  Search this
Johnson, Paula, Curator  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1997 - 2002
Scope and Contents:
This series contains articles and other printed materials relating to the American wine industry. It contains files on wine writers, including Anthony Dias Blue, William Heintz (including a copy of his book, California's Napa), and Dick Rosano, with articles by and about the subjects. It includes an original telex of George Taber's Time article about the Paris Tasting, dated May 5, 1976. It also includes files on the chef Gary Danko, the winemaker Paul Draper, the collector Steve Mandy's 1990 tasting of 1974 California Cabernets, on the winemaker Daniel Schuster, and a file containing general wine-related articles.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
American Wine Documentation Project, 1976-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0817, Series 5
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American Wine Documentation Project
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0817-ref94

Newspaper Articles

Collection Creator:
Scott, Blanche Stuart, 1889-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956 - 1969
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Blanche Stuart Scott Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0062, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Blanche Stuart Scott Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0062-ref14
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KidSat Student Mission Operations Center (SMOC) Teachers Handbook, (folder 2 of 2)

Collection Creator:
Ride, Sally, 1951-2012  Search this
Container:
Box 33, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Sally K. Ride Papers, Acc. 2014-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sally K. Ride Papers
Sally K. Ride Papers / Series 5: Sally Ride STEM Education Projects / 5.1: KidSat/EarthKAM Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2014-0025-ref468
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  • View KidSat Student Mission Operations Center (SMOC) Teachers Handbook, (folder 2 of 2) digital asset number 1

Bargetto Family's Bocce Ball

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in; 12.7 cm
Object Name:
ball
Credit Line:
Gift of Bargetto Winery thru John E. Bargetto
ID Number:
2014.0321.03
Accession number:
2014.0321
Catalog number:
2014.0321.03
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Food
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b1-bbbc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1693556

Wine bottle label, “Bargetto’s Johannisberg Riesling,” 1940s

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 1/4 in x 4 3/8 in; 10.795 cm x 11.1125 cm
Object Name:
label
Place made:
United States: California, Soquel
Date made:
1940s
Credit Line:
Gift of Bargetto Winery thru John E. Bargetto
ID Number:
2014.3130.01
Catalog number:
2014.3130.01
Nonaccession number:
2014.3130
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Food
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-0450-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1693565

Wine bottle label, “Bargetto’s Zinfandel,”1930s

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 3/16 in x 4 9/16 in; 10.63625 cm x 11.58875 cm
Object Name:
label
Place made:
United States: California, Santa Cruz
Date made:
1930s
Credit Line:
Gift of Bargetto Winery thru John E. Bargetto
ID Number:
2014.3130.02
Catalog number:
2014.3130.02
Nonaccession number:
2014.3130
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Food Technology
Food
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-0451-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1693566

Wine bottle label, “Bargetto’s Pinot Chardonnay,” late 1940s

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 1/4 in x 3 9/16 in; 10.795 cm x 9.04875 cm
Object Name:
label
Place made:
United States: California, Soquel
Date made:
late 1940s
Credit Line:
Gift of Bargetto Winery thru John E. Bargetto
ID Number:
2014.3130.03
Catalog number:
2014.3130.03
Nonaccession number:
2014.3130
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Food Technology
Food
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-0452-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1693567

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