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—  Unincorporated community  —
Grapevine is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 34°56′30″N 118°55′48″W / 34.94167°N 118.93°W / 34.94167; -118.93Coordinates: 34°56′30″N 118°55′48″W / 34.94167°N 118.93°W / 34.94167; -118.93
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation [1] 1,499 ft (457 m)
Entering Grapevine southbound I-5

Grapevine is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located 7 miles (11 km) north-northwest of Lebec,[2] at an elevation of 1499 feet (457 m).[1]

A post office operated at Grapevine from 1923 to 1960.[2]

Grapevine is located at the foot of a road grade known as the Grapevine through Tejon Pass in the Tehachapi Mountains at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley along Interstate 5 (formerly U.S. Route 99). The village consists mainly of roadside services. The village and grade are named, not for the once-winding road that used to climb the steep mountain pass, but for the wild grapes that still grow along the original road. The grade was infamous for its high accident rate before the road was straightened and widened. The road is still occasionally closed due to heavy snowfall during winter storms. As the Grapevine is the major route between Northern and Southern California, any closure is a major disruption to traffic along the West Coast.

To the south of the settlement is the Grapevine Canyon, through which I-5 and the Grapevine Creek run, the latter beginning in the Castaic Valley at Lebec.

The ZIP Code is 93203, and the community is inside area code 661.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Grapevine, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1042. ISBN 9781884995149.  

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