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1849

1849

Giuseppe Simi leaves the Tuscan hills to find his fortune in the gold fields of California.

1876

1876

Giuseppe and brother Pietro produce their first wines under the Simi name.

1890

1890

The first harvest in Simi's stone cellars at the present day winery on Healdsburg Avenue.

1904

1904

Simi's stone cellars are expanded. Tragically, later that year both Simi brothers die suddenly. Guiseppe's daughter Isabelle takes over management at the age of 18.

1920

1920

Prohibition begins. Isabelle sells all vineyard holdings to keep possession of cellared, anticipating a quick repeal of the Volstead Act.

1933

1933

Prohibition is repealed in December. Simi is immediately prepared to sell 500,000 cases of perfectly cellared wines to the thirsty public.

1934

1934

Isabelle establishes Simi's first retail outlet, a tasting room fashioned from a 25,000 gallon cask installed in front of the winery's stone cellars.

1970

1970

Isabelle Simi retires, selling the winery to Alexander Valley grape grower, Russell Green.

1974

1974

Simi uses the Alexander Valley appellation on its labels for the first time.

1979

1979

Zelma Long joins Simi prepared to direct major renovation of the winery's fermentation and barrel rooms.

1984

1984

Simi acquires Landslide Vineyard in southern Alexander Valley to enhance and expand their Cabernet Sauvignon program.

1989

1989

Simi purchases 100 acres in the Russian River Valley and begins the development of Goldfields Vineyard, planting Chardonnay field selections and clones.

1990

1990

Simi celebrates 100 years of wine making in the stone cellars. A new hospitality center replaces Isabelle's cask tasting room.

2003

2003

Steve Reeder joins Simi as head wine maker.

2008

2008

Simi Winery becomes green certified.

2010

2010

Simi launches it's Pinot Noir.

2011

2011

Savor Tradition.

 
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