Sonoma County Wine Library
Upcoming event: Old vines and their wines
Wine Library blog
Help us honor Wine Library founder Millie Howie
Wine Files and digital collections
Some great wine links
About the Wine Library
Brochure and subscription form
The Wine Library Associates of Sonoma County
Welcome to the Sonoma County Wine Library
What's the Wine Library?
- A special service and collection of the Sonoma County Library, the collection
comprising 5,000 books on wine and related subjects, subscriptions and backfiles
to over 80
- Located in the: Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper St. (corner of Piper and Center), Healdsburg,
Telephone 707-433-3772; Fax 707-433-7946.
- Wine Librarian Jon Haupt and the other professionals at the Healdsburg
Library will be happy to get you the right article, bibliographic reference,
photograph or piece of wine
information. Contact them at the above numbers or send e-mail to: email@example.com
- A Business and Technical Library for the Sonoma County Wine Industry which helps fund
- An Historical Archive of Wine History worldwide, with a special emphasis on the rich
history of wine in Sonoma County.
on the Sonoma County Wine Library from the Bohemian.
Wine Files and Digital Collections
The Wine Files, at winefiles.org, is
a project of the Sonoma County Wine Library to make its clipping files of articles
on wine, winemaking, grape growing, the wine business and the
history of wine accessible on the World Wide Web.
The items in the database include citations, abstracts and links to articles
in the technical, academic, trade and consumer wine magazines and journals.
There are also citations and summaries for newspaper articles, government documents, press releases,
advertising brochures and other ephemera dealing with wine.
This Project was supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library
Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology
Act, administered in California by the State Librarian, and by several
wine industry groups.
Sonoma County Visionaries, Immigrants and Winemakers
The Sonoma County Wine Library's online local history collection includes images of historical interest of the Sonoma County wine industry from the 1870s through the 1990s. These images portray the wine makers and companies of Sonoma County, past and present. Part of the Sonoma County Library's Heritage Collections.
Biblioteca Vinaria Sonoma
From proclamations of George III on wine regulations to letters describing the grape production in Sonoma Valley vineyards, the Sonoma County Wine Library's collection includes a wide range of historical texts on all aspects of viticulture and winemaking. The digitized books, pamphlets and ephemera available through the Sonoma Heritage Collection represent the majority of the Wine Library's holdings available in the public domain (published before 1923). Part of the Sonoma County Library's Heritage Collections.
About the Sonoma County Wine Library
County Wine Library has four stated collecting areas:
- The science and technology of growing grapes and making wine
- The business and economics of the wine industry
- The history of wine worldwide
- The history of wine in Sonoma County
Sonoma County Wine Oral Histories
We now have lists available of published oral histories at the Wine Library. These are transcripts of interviews with winemakers, growers, and other notable figures in the Sonoma County wine industry.
Rare Books and Other Treasures of the Sonoma County Wine Library
The Treasures of the Sonoma County Wine Library include
- 5,000 books dealing with all aspects of wine
- Wine Making
- Grape Growing
- Wine Marketing
- History of Wine Making Worldwide
- Special Emphasis on Sonoma County Wine History
- Subscriptions to over 80 periodicals dealing with wine
- Over a thousand rare wine books dating back to 1512
- Many of the works cited in standard bibliographies covering wine and
wine making, grape growing and the business of wine from the early works
to the present.
- Accessible through our catalog.
- Once logged on, and looking at the record of a rare wine book, click
"MARC display" at the bottom of the left-hand panel to see a full display
of the cataloging record which contains extensive summaries and bibliographic
- Wine Labels
- 16 mm films