In 1948, Captain of Industry, James David Zellerbach began a combined journey of passions that would last through the end of his life.
Not only involved in the design of the Marshall Plan, President Truman tasked J.D. Zellerbach to travel to Europe to implement the plan. While leading this forward-thinking and compassionate effort, Zellerbach was also at the helm of his highly successful business, Crown Zellerbach. It was during this time that J.D. Zellerbach discovered and purchased his first fourteen acres of private oak woodland on the steep hillside of the Mayacamas Range overlooking the town of Sonoma.