Which of the following was the first Irishman to found a winery in California?

A. Jim Clendenen

B. Fred MacMurray

C. Patrick Campbell

D. James Concannon


Livermore’s leading historic winery, Concannon, was founded in 1883 by Irish immigrant James Concannon. A devout Catholic, Concannon sent bottles of his wine to the Pope each year. The winery is now owned by The Wine Group, the world’s second-largest wine producer by volume and makers of Franzia wine-in-a-box.

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