Simi Winery is a winery in California in the United States.It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Simi Winery and many more Healdsburg attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Healdsburg trip itinerary planning website.
The winery was founded in San Francisco, California in 1876 by two Italian brothers, Giuseppe and Pietro Simi, who had immigrated to the United States during the California Gold Rush. They moved operations to Healdsburg, California in 1881, paying $2,250 in gold coins to buy a winery on Front Street.
The winery was run by Giuseppe Simi's daughter, Isabelle Simi, beginning 1904. After marrying a local banker, Isabelle continued to make wine during Prohibition from 1920 until 1933, which she stored in the winery's stone cellars. One of the few California wineries to survive Prohibition, Simi was forced to sell most of its vineyards to survive, but was also one of the few companies to have wine available when sales were again legal. Simi opened its first tasting room in 1934. Isabel Simi sold the winery to grower Russell Green in 1970 but continued working there.
In 1973 Maryann Graf, the first woman to graduate from an American university with a degree in oenology, joined Simi. In 1979 winemaking was taken over by Zelma Long, one of California's most prominent winemakers, who modernized and brought the winery to national prominence. The winery was sold in 1981 to Moët-Hennessy, which in turn became part of LVMH Moët Hennessy. Beginning 1982 the winery began to re-acquire its own vineyards. Long, who continued after the Hennessy sale, eventually became President and CEO.
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I wasn't lucky enough to visit the vineyard in California but I did participate in a promotion to give my rental property guests a taste of Simi wine at my properties. Let's just say this has been a..... more
I wasn't lucky enough to visit the vineyard in California but I did participate in a promotion to give my rental property guests a taste of Simi wine at my properties. Let's just say this has been a..... more »
They brought us the wrong pizza, but we decided to keep it and it was so good we almost ordered another. Great deals on wines, we left with a case.
They brought us the wrong pizza, but we decided to keep it and it was so good we almost ordered another. Great deals on wines, we left with a case. more »
Dog friendly patio/outdoor area. Shaded by several old redwoods. Partially heated. If you are doing a tasting and brining a dog you will be on the upper patio which is near the road. So if your dog is prone to getting excited about cars, bicycles etc. See of they are able to seat u on the back side of the patio.
You guys will always be my favorite I miss you all so much, literally the best wines ever, best tours ever, most knowledgeable staff. If anyone is looking for an experience where they actually care about you, their club members, their employees, their history and most importantly their wine this is it.
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