Whether you come for a wine tour, meal, or celebration, they invite you to discover their amazing collection of delicious wines in Los Angeles’ only producing winery! Complimentary wine tours and tastings are available every day. They invite you to try their renowned Riboli Family of Wines, as well as a unique and varied selection of wines from around the world!
San Antonia Winery today, the LA River is paved and the vineyards have been replaced with businesses and homes. San Antonio Winery remains the oldest and largest producing winery in Los Angeles with over 98 years of winemaking, making it an essential component of the city’s cultural and historical landscape. In fact, in the early 1960s, Los Angeles’ Cultural Heritage Board designated the winery Cultural Monument Number 42. Still sitting on its original location on Lamar Street, the winery is the last vestige of the rich winemaking tradition of the greater Los Angeles.
They are blessed today to have four generations of family contributing to our success. Their vineyards are now located in Paso Robles, Monterey, and Napa Valley and they are proud to be the most-awarded winery in Los Angeles. They invite you to become part of our family by visiting San Antonio Winery!
The California wine tradition began with the Franciscan Fathers of the early Spanish Missions. In 1833, French winemaker Jean-Louis Vignes brought the first European vines from his native Bordeaux, where he planted them in Downtown Los Angeles and built a winery. Vignes, the founder of California’s wine industry, eventually had a street in Downtown named after him. The wine industry quickly became one of Southern California’s most economically significant and popular industries. By 1880s end, Los Angeles was the premier appellation for grape growing and winemaking in all of California. By the early 1890s, vineyards stretched to encompass Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties too, as the area’s temperate Mediterranean climate made it an ideal location for growing fruity, lush, richly-colored grapes. The landscape was primed for Santo Cambianica’s fresh ideas and hard-working philosophy.