It is a story familiar to anyone who grew up in the land between California’s Pacific shoreline and the rugged Sierra Nevada. On January 24, 1848, James Marshall spotted something glimmering in the American River. Then found more. Then even more. The Gold Rush was on.
“Eureka” would appear on California’s first Great Seal and become the state’s official motto: it is a made-up word, that embodies adventure, amazement, and, of course, discovery.
Becoming the golden state
Disagreements over the territory and slavery status of California were settled in the Compromise of 1850. The Compromise established California as a state free of slavery.
Then, on September 9th, 1850, California joined the Union.
The Golden State’s rich history hasalways been shaped by people of every ethnic background who traveled here seeking economic opportunity, social freedom, and a higher quality of life.
We bring you
award winning wine
Inspired by breath-taking natural beauty and a sense of discovery, 1850 Wine Cellars exemplifies the gold standard of wine.
Sustainably farming and sourcing grapes from vineyards located primarily in Amador County, Fair Play, and other Sierra Foothill growing regions, we produce high quality wine meant to be a part of your next adventure.