Pacific Wine Company

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San Jose


Pacific Wine Company was a San Jose-based winery founded either before 1870 or in 1888, and in operation through at least 1909. The officers at one point were William Farrington (president) and T.S. Frolich (secretary). Antone Palladine names was on the wine-making staff. David Thornton was representative in 1872-3, engaged in shipping wine to New Orleans[1].

The company was sold to Carpy in 1891[2]. Pacific Wine moved to San Martin in 1909[3]. The company continued to occupy its plant west of the narrow gauge railroad along Bush Street through 1907. It was then used by the dried fruit packer Griffin and Skelley, and eventually became Del Monte's dried fruit plant, Plant #51.


Location Years Address Details
San Jose 1890-1909 White St. and Bush St. On corner according to Sanborn map
San Jose 1891 Cahill St. and San Fernando St. NE corner. Sanborn map.


  1. History of Santa Clara County,. Allen Bowen & Co., San Francisco, 1881
  2. Also 1891 Sanborn map lists site as "C. Carpy Winery"
  3. June 1, 1909 Pacific Wine and Spirit Review.