San Antonio Winery

100 Years In The Making – Centennial Blend Recipe Pairing

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Join us in celebrating our Centennial Anniversary! We have the perfect food pairing to complement our Centennial Blend.

This blend is composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, and Syrah and was aged in French oak for 24 months to reveal ripe flavors of dark cherry and blackberry. For a wine this complex, we wanted to pair it with a very flavorful and savory dish. See below for our suggested pairing!

 

Lamb Artichoke Stew

Recipe adapted from Just a Little Bit of Bacon

PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 2 HOURS 45 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

• 1 tbsp. olive oil
• 1½ lb. lamb, cut in 1½ in. cubes
• 3 medium yellow onions, chopped
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 tsp. kosher salt
• 1 c. dry red wine
• 2 oz. tomato paste
• 28 oz. whole tomatoes, pureed
• 2 (15 oz.) cans large artichokes, drained and quartered
• ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
• 2 tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped, or 2 tsp. dried

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
2. In a large oven-safe pot, heat ½ tbsp. of olive oil over medium heat. Add the lamb in two batches and sauté until lightly browned. Remove the lamb to a bowl and set aside.

3. Add the remaining ½ tbsp. of olive oil to the pot. Sauté onions, garlic, and salt until the onions are soft and golden brown, about 8 minutes. Add the red wine and bring to a boil.

4. Cook the wine down for 2-3 minutes. Then stir in the tomato paste and pureed tomatoes. Return lamb to pot. Once the stew comes to a boil again, cover and transfer to the oven.

5. Cook the stew for 1½ hours. Add the artichokes and cook, covered, for 1 hour. Take the stew out of the oven, stir in the parsley and oregano, and serve.

Have A Pinch o’ Cheese This St. Patrick’s Day!

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St. Patrick’s Day is often a time wine drinkers who don’t normally enjoy beer, put on a smile and have a green ale. Don’t let this be you. Instead, enjoy your favorite wine and cheese pairing, try one of our suggestions below, or join us for our Wine and Cheese Pairing event!

This weekend at our Wine and Cheese Pairing event, you can see how to create these pairings and so many more in your own home! Our LA event is sold out, but we still have space available for our Ontario event on Sunday, March 19. Click HERE to purchase!

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The Perfect Sweet Red Wine for February

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Roses are red, but wine can be too! Celebrate love all month long with San Antonio Winery – whether you are celebrating a romantic love, family love, or your Gal-entines, San Antonio Winery is the perfect location to wine, dine, and feel oh so fine! Why? We are proud to offer the perfect wine for every palate.


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Pork-fect Pair – Porchetta Pork Shoulder and Opaque Darkness

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The perfect pair takes a lot of effort, from finding the complementing balance to making sure the match is correct. Whether this is a food pairing or the perfect romantic pair, we want to help bridge these two worlds together by creating the ultimate date night recipe for you and your loved one.

Porchetta is quickly rising in the ranks of popular dishes, though many times it is more appetizing when dining out rather than being made at home. Not for this recipe though. The porchetta pork shoulder with salsa verde recipe below pairs excellently with our Opaque Darkness wine, a hand-crafted artisan blend that reveals ripe flavors of raspberry and blackberry with notes of spice and vanilla.

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San Simeon Stormwatch – Winter Beef Short Rib Stew Wine Pairing

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There are few things that can warm you up from the inside out during these crisp winter months, and we’re sharing two of our favorites with you here! This winter beef short rib stew pairs perfectly with our San Simeon Stormwatch; it’s the ultimate artisan wine pairing for these chilly winter nights.

San Simeon Stormwatch is a super premium red Bordeaux blend (47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 16% Malbec, 11% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc) aged in French oak barrels for a minimum of 18 months creating a dark, rich, and mouth-filling body. With ripe flavors of blackberry and raspberry and touches of spice and vanilla, this artisan wine complements the flavorful meat of this short rib stew.

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How To Take The Chill Out of Wintertime

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Mulled wine is a sweet wintertime beverage, especially delicious on a cold winter night. It’s made by heating wine and mulling spices so the flavors combine into a delicious, warm, spice-packed beverage. We make it here at the San Antonio Winery every holiday season for our guests to enjoy. We’d like to share our newest mulled wine recipe with you to enjoy on those chilly winter nights.

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Feeling Thankful…And Hungry!

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Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. It’s that special time of the year we get a break from our hectic schedules and can reconnect with friends and family while devouring our favorite comfort foods.

Although we love traditional favorites, the best Thanksgiving menu includes both classic family recipes and dishes with a modern twist. Feast your eyes on some of these Thanksgiving food and wine pairings featuring Maddalena Wines, San Simeon Wines, Stella Rosa, and Bodega Sangria!

Stuffing & Maddalena Pinot Grigio

A light white wine like Maddalena Pinot Grigio has the perfect flavor profile to elevate the rich and savory flavors in a buttery stuffing, allowing the strong array of spices and herbs to come through. When pairing wine with foods, it’s important to make sure that the flavors complement each other. Stuffing has such a distinct flavor that when selecting a wine to pair with it, we wanted to choose a wine with a delicate flavor, making Maddalena Pinot Grigio the perfect fit.

Classic Mashed Potatoes & Stella Rosa Imperiale Moscato Rose

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This pairing had us at mashed potatoes! But to add some finesse to our childhood favorite, we added Stella Rosa Imperiale Moscato Rose and fell in love all over again! Stella Rosa Imperiale Moscato Rose gives some pep to the mashed potatoes’ step with its notes of apricots and wildflower. The fizz in Imperiale Moscato Rose left us wanting more!

Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole & San Simeon Chardonnay

The bright fruit flavors of San Simeon Chardonnay pairs nicely with creamy sweet potato casserole. We made a salted pecan crust for our sweet potato casserole, bringing out even more of the toasty vanilla flavors in the wine.

Truffled Mac and Cheese & Stella Rosa Rosso

A hearty dish like Truffled Mac & Cheese requires a sturdy, distinct wine to pair with. And that perfect wine is Stella Rosa Rosso. It brightens up the nutty truffle flavors and mellows out the zingy cheesy goodness.

Glazed Maple Carrots & Stella Rosa Moscato D’Asti

The most delicious and easiest way we like to eat our veggies is with Stella Rosa Moscato D’Asti! We used fresh carrots and marinated them in maple syrup and cinnamon until they were soft. Moscato D’Asti has notes of honey, pear, and apricot, creating a nectarous flavor combination.

Buttermilk Cornbread & Maddalena Muscat Canelli

The deliciousness of crumbly buttermilk cornbread paired with semi-sweet Maddalena Muscat Canelli is a flavor we are thankful for!  The mild sweetness of the cornbread and wine creates a smooth, delicious, and refreshing fusion of flavors.

Corn Pudding & Bodega Sangria

We couldn’t leave Bodega Sangria out of the Thanksgiving mix. Bodega Sangria cut the hearty creaminess of the corn pudding nicely, leaving room for our palate to taste our favorite sangria that bursts with notes of fresh citrus fruit and cinnamon.

Pumpkin Pie & Stella Rosa Peach

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Our Thanksgiving dinner was so delicious, we almost thought of skipping dessert, but we just couldn’t bring ourselves to leave out the classic Thanksgiving indulgence, pumpkin pie! When selecting a wine to pair with it, we began thinking of the robust pumpkin filling on the bed of flakey, buttery crust. Stella Rosa Peach brought out the nutty and slightly sweet flavors of the pumpkin and paired nicely with the creamy whipped topping.

Apple Pie & Stella Rosa Platinum

Okay, we know we already had pumpkin pie, but we figured, what’s Thanksgiving without apple pie!? And Thanksgiving is the time to indulge in our favorite foods, so we added one last pairing to our Thanksgiving menu: Apple Pie and Stella Rosa Platinum! Stella Rosa Platinum has a semi-sweet taste and wraps your palate in luscious notes of green apple and vanilla, the perfect complement for a slice of apple pie.

We have a lot to be thankful for, but most of all, we are thankful for all of you, our supporters! And because we are so thankful, we are giving away online promo codes for our wine! Follow Maddalena Wines, San Simeon Wines, Stella Rosa, and Bodega Sangria on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to be the first to know about November and December’s giveaways and holiday specials!

 

100 Year Celebration Kickoff

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We will be celebrating our 100 year anniversary in 2017! It has been nearly 100 years of providing our customers from around the world with wine crafted by tradition, passion, and forward-thinking. It’s hard to believe that our winery began in a tiny downtown Los Angeles tasting room and has grown to three locations, one restaurant, and multiple estate vineyards in Paso Robles, Monterey, Napa, and Italy.

Last week, we started the celebration early with a 100 Year Kickoff at our original location in Los Angeles. Our friends at KTLA News covered the event, which was hosted by the Riboli family, owners and founders of San Antonio Winery. Check out the coverage by clicking the links below and learn about the history of the Riboli family, our wines, and more information about our centennial celebration!

More Than Just Wine

Steeped in History

A Combination of Science and Art

All in The Family

SAN ANTONIO WINERY CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY

San Antonio Winery, American Winery Nominee, Celebrates 100 Years!

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For almost 100 years, The Riboli Family has prided itself on quality, award winning wines. It is with honor and pleasure that we humbly thank Wine Enthusiast for nominating us for American Winery of the Year for 2016.

The Riboli Family is honored and humbled by this nomination, and proud to be celebrating 100 years of San Antonio Winery with our four generations of family.

The Riboli Family is honored and humbled by this nomination, and proud to be celebrating 100 years of San Antonio Winery with our four generations of family.

San Antonio Winery has remained in its historic Los Angeles location since 1917 and now spans four generations of family members. Through changing times, we made it through Prohibition, thanks to a solid relationship with the church, and the permission of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to sell wines for sacramental and ceremonial purposes. From Los Angeles, San Antonio Winery has spread its horizons to Rutherford, Napa, Paso Robles, Monterey, and across seas to Italy. It is because of our loyal customers that our winery is still producing award winning wines. Thank you, Wine Enthusiast, for recognizing San Antonio Winery as an American Winery of the Year Nominee, and thank you to all of our loyal customers who have shared your stories with us.

 

Our historic Los Angeles winery, founded in 1917.

Our historic Los Angeles winery, founded in 1917.

Grenache from our vineyards in Paso Robles, taken during our 2016 harvest.

Grenache from our vineyards in Paso Robles, taken during our 2016 harvest.

Lineup of our award winning wine brands.

Lineup of our award winning wine brands.

Becky Sakovitch:

“San Antonio Winery has been with our family for four generations.  My Grandfather brought my dad here on his first visit to California in the 1930’s telling him that if he ever came to California again, it would because of the WINE!!  My dad kept his promise when he brought us to California in 1967; the first attraction was SAN ANTONIO WINERY in Los Angeles, most dads take their kids to Disneyland but not my dad!  When my husband and I got engaged, my dad said ‘Well it’s time to visit the winery.’”

Lisa Velasco:

“First I’d like to say that I have been going to San Antonio since I was 15-years-old, when the winery had a just a small tasting room.  I would wait patiently while my mom tasted.  It was our Sunday ritual to eat at the cafe with my parents.  I now am 35-years-old and take my three kids to the winery on Sundays to eat while I wine taste or have a glass of vino at the bistro.”

Thank you, Wine Enthusiast for nominating San Antonio Winery for American Winery of the Year.

Thank you, Wine Enthusiast for nominating San Antonio Winery for American Winery of the Year.

San Antonio Winery is LA’s Winery

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You might think that the City of Angels is home to dozens of wineries, but the truth is that many of the wineries that once thrived in Los Angeles’ booming wine industry were wiped out after The Great Depression and Prohibition. Only one survived and still remains, making it the only and oldest winery in Los Angeles: The San Antonio Winery, LA’s winery. The San Antonio Winery has been making wine for nearly 100 years. In fact, 2017 marks San Antonio Winery’s 100-year anniversary.

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Join San Antonio Winery, located at 737 Lamar Street in Los Angeles for a unique experience. Shop our gift shop, offering delicious pasta sauces, artisan chocolates, craft beers, wines from around the world and so much more. The wine is flowing at our tasting bar and our Winery Reps are eager to answer any and all of your questions to help you find your favorite vino. Want to see the winemaking process? Take a free tour and you’ll go behind the scenes to see how we make, age and bottle our wines. Grab a bite to eat in our restaurant, located at the winery. Maddalena Restaurant serves up classic Italian dishes made from scratch.

Wine Enthusiast has nominated San Antonio Winery for American Winery of the Year! We are humbled by this nomination and appreciate your support! Share your photos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #winestar100 and #LAsWinery to show us the love!

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