#621:  Italian Swiss Colony

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Near end of Asti Post Office Road





State Plaque


Plaque and site are located on winery grounds, with no public access outside of visiting hours. The photos were taken from outside the gates, with the plque visible in the distance.

From the Guidebook:

Here in 1881 Italian Swiss immigrants established an agricultural colony. Choice wines produced from grape plantings from the Old World soon brought wide acclaim. By 1905, ten gold medals were awarded these wines at international competitions.

Plaque placed by California State Park Commission, October 24, 1957.

2009 David Schmitt