The last time I was in LA to visit my Mom, we took a trip to the San Antonio Winery to learn more about wine making in California and in Los Angeles. Despite what most people think, the Californian wine making industry began in SOUTHERN California, not Northern California where most of it resides today.
To give you more of an idea of what I am talking about re: wine history in LA, I “borrowed” this intro from the San Antonio web site:
The San Antonio Winery and Riboli Family have maintained a major presence in the greater Los Angeles communities and the wine industry community for over 90 years. The success of the company is reflected in its grass-roots approach to business, endless dedication by the Riboli Family to conducting forward-thinking and socially-conscious business in LA and California. The winery exists today largely because of the family’s mutual respect and close relationships with the surrounding communities.
Here are some snaps of our trip to the winery. Considering that the wine was pretty okay, it was a tad bit disappointing that the restaurant menu looked so cafeteria like (and was over-priced). So we bought two bottles of wine from the gift shop and went to Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles instead. I know I know, but at least the food was better!