Chinese in Napa Valley
Chinese in Napa Valley: The Forgotten Community That Built Napa Valley.
Join author John McCormick as he uncovers the forgotten contributions of the Chinese people in California’s most famous wine region. This presentation explores the contributions Chinese laborers made, and the hardships they faced, in the Napa Valley from 1870-1900.
Refreshments will be served.
John McCormick grew up in Napa and is descended from five generations of Napa Valley
residents. He received his bachelor’s in engineering from the University of California–
Berkeley and his master’s in history from Harvard University. After a career in technology
in Silicon Valley, he and his wife now own a small business in Lafayette, California.