“By the early twentieth century the Upper Ojai Valley was home to several wineries.”
OJAI AND WINE
Ojai’s wine history dates back to the 1880’s when Italian immigrants planted the first commercial vineyards which were located close to town in area known as the East End. By the early twentieth century the Upper Ojai Valley was home to three separate wineries. Over time citrus and walnuts became dominant and the wineries faded away.
Now a new generation of farmers and winemakers are returning the hills of Upper Ojai to their historical roots.