Wine Tasting at Historic Le Mesnager Stone Barn
Date and Time
Saturday, August 24 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Historic Le Mesnager Stone Barn at Deukmejian Wilderness Park
3429 Markridge Road
The Glendale Historical Society, in partnership with the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley, invites you to a special wine tasting at the historic Le Mesnager Stone Barn (Glendale Register No. 11) at Deukmejian Wilderness Park
In 1885, two immigrant French winemakers, Georges Le Mesnager and Pierre Durancette, purchased land in Dunsmore Canyon from Dr. Benjamin B. Briggs, the founder of La Crescenta. Georges' son, Louis, began building the unique two-story stone barn in 1905 with winery storage on the ground floor. It was completed in 1915 but a fire in 1933 burned the property, leaving only the stonework. The Le Mesnager family rebuilt the barn adding living quarters on the second floor and moved into the property.
Fortunately for us, the tradition of winemaking continues today thanks to the Stone Barn Vineyard Conservancy, which maintains 81 grapevines planted on the property. The Le Mesnager Stone Barn is now owned by the City of Glendale, which purchased the land in 1986 and has adaptively reused the historic resource as a nature education center and community building.
Surrounded by California chaparral and scenic views, this late summer afternoon wine tasting event will include a selection of French, Spanish and California wines, including one wine made from the local vineyard; an epic cheese platter; wine raffle; and a souvenir TGHS 40th Anniversary wine glass. Proceeds benefit The Glendale Historical Society and the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley.
Parking is available at Deukmejian Wilderness Park but spaces are limited. Ridesharing or carpooling is strongly encouraged.
We look forward to seeing you there!