We are a treasure house of artifacts representing California’s wine history before Prohibition brought the vast industry to a halt. The seeds of today’s stellar industry are reflected in its formative years with its rich commercial art. We collect, conserve, and exhibit period material including photographs, advertising, ephemera, correspondence, wine bottles, and more, sharing this legacy with all who are interested.
In 2015 the ECWTM incorporated in California as a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We operate with an all volunteer board of directors: Dean Walters, Managing Director & President of the Board; Stephanie Blythe, Chief Financial Officer; Graeme MacDonald, Vice President; Bo Simons, Secretary; Andrea Miller; Justinian Brock; & John O’Neill.
We are looking for a permanent home in Northern California where we can bring to life the Golden Age of Wine in California with displays and lectures, host events, and preserve our historic artifacts. We see Napa Valley or Sonoma County as desirable for a home due to their standing in wine tourism and wine production.
In the meantime, we will continue to present short term displays where venues are available. Up to date announcements for these displays will be made of our Facebook page…just click on the Museum Events button in the menu bar.
Please consider supporting our legacy project, its exhibitions, collection care, and education programs with a gift or contribution to our Museum Fund. Your much appreciated tax-deductible gift will make a difference, and will assist us with all of the museum’s essential work.
Dean Walters, Managing Director, ECWTM