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Burr Pilger Mayer's Carol Spindler O'Hara Becomes a Founding Member of the California Wine Museum

Santa Rosa, CA-December 4, 2013—The California Wine Museum has appointed Jon Haupt as the Chair of the Museums History Committee. In addition to the appointment of Haupt, the California Wine Museum has developed a series of videos that take viewers on a tour of the museums extensive collection that’ll be housed in the Museum on the Square in Downtown Santa Rosa. The videos can be viewed by going to

Jon Haupt, Sonoma County Wine Librarian and Chair of the History Committee stated “I’m thrilled to be able to articulate the fascinating story of how California advanced to a world class wine making region despite several setbacks. I’m excited to be collaborating with the California Wine Museum.”

California Wine Museum Board President Lindsay Austin also announced the wine museum has obtained Non-Profit status as a 501 (c) (3) under the name California Wine Museum.

The California Wine Museum will occupy 15,000 square feet on the ground floor of the Museum on the Square project on Old Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa. The Museum on the Square project is the renovation of the 100,000 square foot former AT&T building into cultural, restaurant and office uses, and is being developed by The Hugh Futrell Corporation. 

The California Wine Museum collection includes over 4,500 historical wine artifacts and many of those artifacts will be housed in the museums ten display rooms. The California Wine Museum will also include a tasting room, a theater that can be used for educational presentations and a retail store.

About California Wine Museum

The California Wine Museum is a 501 © (3) non-profit in Santa Rosa, California. The museum’s mission is to preserve and exhibit California’s wine heritage, educate visitors about state of the art winemaking and learn the nuances of wine appreciation. The California Wine Museum collection, assembled by Jim McCormick, long-time collector, includes over 4,500 historical wine artifacts.

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