San Antonio Winery

By 1880s end, Los Angeles was the premier appellation for grape growing and winemaking in all of California

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 prime for Santo Cambianica’s fresh ideas and hard-working philosophy.

The Riboli family and San Antonio Winery produce and import many brands and entrust those brands with J&L Wines in Central California. Maddalena, San Simeon, Opaque, and Windstream are amongst the premium fine wine brands produced. Steela Rosa, Mariella, Villa Alena Pinot Grigio and Ponte Vecchio are included in their  imports. San Antonio branded products and Kinderwood wines make up some great restaurant values with house and cooking wines . 

Wines Produced

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Champagne
  • Merlot
  • Port-styled
  • Red Blend
  • Rosé
  • White Blend