San Antonio Winery

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!

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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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MAKING HISTORY

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San Antonio Winery is gearing up for a huge celebration as next year marks the 100th anniversary of the Riboli family making Italian wine and serving the LA community since 1917.  We love our downtown location and have been on the same piece of land since that time.  Inspired by this upcoming milestone we brought together two historical icons in an exquisite pairing fit for any wine lover.

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TASTE YOUR WAY TO NEW DISCOVERIES

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The best part about finding a brand you love is finding a company you can trust and discovering their other products.  San Antonio Winery is no exception to the fact that they have a lot to offer and we invite you to visit our winery for wine tasting in Los Angeles.

Picking out a bottle at the store can be a little like shopping blindly and you’re not entirely sure if you’re going to want a whole bottle of the wine you happen to find.  When you partake in a wine tasting it alleviates the guess-work and lets you experience new wines you never knew existed.  Who knows what greatness you might find?

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