Beautifully engraved certificate from the Almaden Vineyard Wines, Ltd.
in 1941. This historic document was printed by the Parker Printing Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical woman with a background that contains a large area of farm land. This item is hand signed by the Company's Vice-President ( Louis Benoist ) and Secretary and is
over 64 years old. This is the first time we have seen this certificate for sale.
Almaden Vineyards, founded in 1852, has grown to be one of the leading wine companies in the United States. The winery produces an abundance of different wines and offers its products in a wide range of packaging choices.
Today, Almaden Vineyards is owned by Canandaigua Wine. Based in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, the company has grown over the past 50 years to become the world’s second largest wine company. Through skillful marketing and selective acquisitions of wineries, stretching from the Empire State to the Golden State and the Pacific Northwest, Canandaigua Wine is committed to satisfying the tastes and preferences of consumers from around the world. Canandaigua Wine, a division of Constellation Brands, Inc., has annual revenues of approximately $809 million. More financial and investment information is available from Constellation Brands, Inc.
Timeline of Company History:
Almaden Vineyards is founded by a Frenchman named Etienne Theé, who plants the first vineyards in California with vines from his native France.
Following Prohibition, Almaden is the first to introduce a “blush” wine — White Grenache Rosé — the first popular pink wine in the United States.
Almaden undergoes merger with Madrone Vineyards, owned by Lucky Lager.
Later that same year, the Lefranc Corporations, Almaden’s original owner (son-in-law of Etienne Theé), regains full control of the winery.
Almaden Vineyards developed the world’s largest varietal wine vineyard at Paicines, California.
Almaden expands its winemaking team with hire of additional winemaker.
Almaden Vineyards is sold to National Distributors.
Heublein purchases Almaden Vineyards from National and moves the packaging of all Almaden wines to Mission Bell Winery in Madera, California.
Almaden introduces the first-ever bag-in-the-box packaging.
Almaden becomes a part of the Canandaigua Wine Company.
Almaden celebrates its 150th anniversary.
History from Company Press Information