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About This Collection


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The Biblioteca Vinaria Sonoma draws from the Sonoma County Wine Library's collection of historic books and documents, primarily from the 16th to early 20th century. The collection covers all aspects of viticulture and winemaking, ranging from proclamations of George III on wine regulations to letters describing the grape production in Sonoma Valley vineyards, and from temperance operas to nursery catalogs.

While the majority of titles are in English, the collection includes texts in French, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Latin.

The name of this collection echoes Andre Simon's three great bibliographies of wine: Biblioteca VinariaBiblioteca Bacchia and Biblioteca Gastronomica.

Ebook Downloads and Formats

All of the texts available in this collection may be viewed through this site, but many are also available in other formats through the Internet Archive and Google Books, including PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Daisy, DjVu and full text. Click on the URI link in the Details section of each record to view options.

Other Questions, Comments and Donations

We welcome your questions about materials in these collections and offers of donations of photographs or other materials related to Sonoma County history and life. For local history, contact Tony Hoskins or Katherine Rinehart at the Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library; for wine-related materials, please contact Jon Haupt at the Sonoma County Wine Library.

Website questions may be directed to Geoffrey Skinner.

Use of the Images or Other Media on this Site

The Sonoma County Library makes no assertions as to ownership of any original copyrights to digitized images and can claim only physical ownership of the image(s) described in this records. However, these images are intended for Personal or Research use only. Any other kind of use, including, but not limited to commercial or scholarly publication in any medium or format, public exhibition, or use online or in a web site, may be subject to additional restrictions, including but, not limited to the copyrights held by parties other than the Library.USERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for determining the existence of such rights and for obtaining any permissions and/or paying associated fees necessary for the proposed use. Preferred credit line is: Courtesy, the Sonoma County Library. Please see additional reproduction and reuse information at http://www.sonomalibrary.org/history/orderphoto.html.

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