Anaheim, California, September 17 – On Sunday, October 8, from 12PM-4PM, you are cordially invited to the inaugural crush, Harvest Day, at the Pali Wine Company tasting room and winery in the heart of Anaheim's Packing District. Several tons of grapes will arrive early morning and the crushing will begin at noon, continuing throughout the day. You won't want to miss this unique opportunity to experience Northern California’s wine country, in your own backyard. Experienced Winemaker, Aaron Walker, and his cellar hands will crush grapes all day, only breaking to answer your questions about the fascinating process. The tasting room bar will be open, where guests can purchase a glass or two of Pali’s award-winning wine, while observing Pali’s first wine harvest and production.
150 years have gone by since the City of Anaheim was colonized by German settlers, who grew grapes and produced wine. Prior to the blight of the 1880s, which wiped out all the vineyards, Anaheim was considered California’s wine capital.
Celebrating the continuous history of makers in Anaheim, the MAKE Building, a former 1917 Orange Marmalade Factory is the newest activated project within the Anaheim Packing District, home to Unsung Brewery and Pali Wine Company. Anaheim Heritage Services Manager, Jane K. Newell, explains, “Pali Wine Company is the first operating winery within the historic Anaheim Colony District since Prohibition went into effect in January of 1920. Before Prohibition there were only three wineries still in operation in Anaheim.”
The MAKE building is home to UNSUNG BREWERY, Pali Wine, and soon to come: Stone Groove Stillhouse and the Texas-sized flavors of Jav’s BBQ. Opened in 1917 as the Crawford Marmalade Factory, the MAKE building has undergone a transformation by the LAB team in step with the revival of the adjoining Anaheim Packing District.