The History Of California Wine Quiz

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California Quizzes & Trivia

Testing your knowledge of wine history and varietals.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is the father of California wine?
    • A. 

      Father Jose Escalar

    • B. 

      Junipero Serra

    • C. 

      Juan Cortez

    • D. 

      Algosto Haraszthy

  • 2. 
    Who is the father of Modern Winemaking in California?
    • A. 

      Junipero Serra

    • B. 

      Captain Geary

    • C. 

      Juan Cortez

    • D. 

      Agoston Haraszthy

  • 3. 
    In what state did Agoston Haraszthy first plant vines? 
    • A. 

      Maine

    • B. 

      Wisconsin

    • C. 

      Maryland

    • D. 

      New Mexico

  • 4. 
    '1861' is a famous year in wine history for what?
    • A. 

      First Gold Rush Wine Varietal

    • B. 

      First Cabernet Grape Planted

    • C. 

      First Commercial Winery Opened

    • D. 

      First Chardonnay Planted

  • 5. 
    Who opened the first commercial winery?
    • A. 

      Charles Krug

    • B. 

      Charles Champagne

    • C. 

      Stephen Schramberg

    • D. 

      Claude Moet

  • 6. 
    The Los Carneros region was the first AVA determined based on:
    • A. 

      Climatic Characteristics

    • B. 

      Political Boundaries

  • 7. 
    Sparkling wines are popularly made from Los Carneros grapes? 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    The most common Californian grape before 1850 was the Mission grape?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 9. 
    The Mission grape is a Spanish grape called the Criolla?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    Spain exported the Mission grape for which purposes?
    • A. 

      Only for Sacramental Wine

    • B. 

      Only for Table Wine

    • C. 

      Only for Fortified Wine

    • D. 

      For All Of These Purposes

  • 11. 
    Which of these mountain ranges is in Sonoma?
    • A. 

      Sonoma Mountains and Mayacamas

    • B. 

      Sonoma Mountains and Mendocino Mountains

    • C. 

      The Headlands and the Mayacamas

    • D. 

      Angel Island Mountains and the Vaca

  • 12. 
    Pinot Noir grapes grow best in what climate?  
    • A. 

      Hot

    • B. 

      Cold

  • 13. 
    Sta. Rita Hills is a popular AVA for Pinot Noir? 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    Mendocino is a good AVA for Pinot Noir?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 15. 
    What does AVA stand for?
    • A. 

      American Viticulture Area

    • B. 

      Agricultural Viticulture Area

  • 16. 
    Which AVA is not in Washington State?
    • A. 

      Yakima Valley

    • B. 

      Columbia Valley

    • C. 

      Willamette Valley

    • D. 

      Walla Walla Valley