January 25, 2022

California: Sonoma County Wine Library Celebrates 30 Years

The Sonoma County Wine Library is a branch of the Sonoma County Library. 

From The Press-Democrat (Santa Rosa):

The Sonoma County Wine Library is filled with natural light, comfortable seating and a vast archive of treasures sure to delight even the most jaded oenophile.


The wine library provides primary source archives for all aspects of viticulture, winemaking and the wine business. Dedicated in 1989, it offers more than 5,000 books, including nearly a thousand rare volumes dating, primarily, from 1850 to 1950. The most valuable and fragile tomes have been digitized.

Its oldest book, Libri de re Rustica, a detailed description of agricultural practices, was printed in Latin, by hand, in 1514.

“We’re a hidden gem for tourists and locals, who discover us when browsing the main library,” said Megan Jones, the wine library’s curator.

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Direct to Sonoma County Wine Library Website and Blog

See Also: International Wine Research Database

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