Updated at 2023-06-15
Southern California has a rich history of winemaking that dates back to the 1700s when the California mission system was established. The first grapevines in California were planted at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Over time, immigrants from Europe arrived and established vineyards in the vast regions of the San Gabriel Valley, Orange County, and the Inland Empire. The gift featured in the picture is a red wine stopper shaped like an arrowhead, representing the viticultural heritage of San Bernardino County.
Agreement date: February 24, 2017
Area: 52,070 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 2 million
Main industries/features: San Bernardino County is the largest county in the United States, even larger than 11 U.S. states.