Welcome Back to Bartholomew Park

A little over 18 months after the Wildfires of 2017 burned over 250 acres of the Park, we at the Frank H. Bartholomew Foundation (the “Foundation”) are delighted to announce that the Park will fully reopen our hiking trails April 27, 2019.

In addition to the backcountry trails, we will also be opening our new winery.  After years of leasing the winery building to a third party, the Foundation has partnered with an outstanding winemaker, Kevin Holt, to form the Bartholomew Estate Winery (www.bartestate.com). BEW has a long-term lease on the vineyards and winery, while the Foundation continues to own and operate the Park. All net proceeds from the Foundation’s ownership in BEW go to maintain and support the Park. Welcome back!

Anna Pope, Trustee of the Frank H. Bartholomew Foundation

About Bartholomew Park

Bartholomew Park is a very special place, owned and operated by the Frank H. Bartholomew Foundation, a private non-profit operating foundation. Situated on 375 acres of vineyards, gardens, and forest, the Park offers history, hiking, views, picnics, beauty, tranquility, and great wine.

The Park is the site of Count Agoston Haraszthy’s original residence and vineyards, considered the birthplace of California’s premium wine industry. But it is much more. With over 160 years of history since the Count purchased the property, the site has seen the rise and fall of its immigrant entrepreneur; the birth of the California premium wine industry; corporate expansion, speculation, and bankruptcy; the curse of phylloxera; the Cat Lady’s Castle; wayward women; a secret garden; and the Bartholomew resurrection. It all took place here. Come experience this amazing place.