San Martin Vineyards

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San Jose

San Martin Vineyards was a Santa Clara county wine producer run by the Filice family. The Filice company bought the San Martin Vineyards in 1932[1]. The company was in existence through most of the 20th century, finally disappearing after damage from a 1984 earthquake disrupted their winery[2].

The company had a warehouse in the former Virden Packing and Sainte Claire Brewery at the corner of Auzerais St. and Lincoln Ave. That building appeared in a 1950's lawsuit when a freight door fell on an employee of a tenant of the building[3]


Location Years Address Details
San Jose 1948, 1950, 1959 Lincoln and Auzerais Street

Former Virden Packing.


  1. San Martin Vineyard: In article on Santa Clara valley wineries, transcribed at Old and Sold: Antiques Digest.
  2. Test shakes up California wine industry: U.C. Berkeley campus news, July 31, 2000.
  3. San Martin Winery vs. R&W Floor Coverings: 204 Cal.App.2d 677 (1962). Leased building to R&W Floor Coverings, warned them of damaged door; leases said they'd fix it, didn't, door fell and killed employee.