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San Antonio Winery

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Address: 2610 Buena Vista Dr, Paso Robles, CA 93446-8562
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+1 805-226-2600
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Since 1917, the historical San Antonio Winery has been the heart of wine...

Since 1917, the historical San Antonio Winery has been the heart of wine making and wine culture in Los Angeles. It is the last producing winery in Los Angeles and continues to hand craft wines from estate vineyards in Napa Valley, Monterey, Paso Robles, and many viticultural areas throughout California. As the last of more than 100 wineries which once spread throughout Los Angeles, San Antonio produces countless award winning wines and is one of the last wineries owned and operated for four generations by the family who founded it.The Riboli Family traces its wine producing roots to Lombardia, Italy, where founder Santo Cambianica learned to make simple table wines for his family and friends. Once he immigrated to the US, Santo established himself and his new winery in Lincoln Heights, which at that time was the home to many first-generation Italian immigrants. With hard work, determination, and good faith, Santo’s business survived the Prohibition Act by producing sacramental wines for churches and local parishes of Los Angeles County. Nearly every winery in Los Angeles failed during that time, resulting in an explosion of fresh opportunity for Santo. As the wine industry of California moved from Southern to Central and Northern California in the mid 1900’s, Santo and his nephew Stefano Riboli had no intention of leaving their new home in LA. Without this decision, an integral part of LA’s cultural renaissance would have been lost. While Santo and Stefano lived and developed their business in Los Angeles, they kept their focus on the burgeoning wine regions in the North and over time acquired vineyard properties in some of the most prestigious areas. This relationship between growing in the North and producing in the South is a true source of pride for the Winery and the Riboli Family.

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Great wine tasting and lunch

I've been going there for years in their downtown L.A. location. Glad we stopped in Paso Robles, very nice store and wine tasting. Lunch was excellent.

Reviewed 1 week ago
yokalena
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been going there for years in their downtown L.A. location. Glad we stopped in Paso Robles, very nice store and wine tasting. Lunch was excellent.

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Thank yokalena
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up going to the Los Angeles location with my family. This location features the same great wines. One can NEVER go wrong at the San Antonio winery. We were pleasantly to find this unexpectedly on our way home from Santa Maria.

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Thank Gloria C
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spotted the San Antonio Winery while we were passing through Paso looking for lunch. We were delighted with our find. The wine was very good, and the food was wonderful. The menu isnt extensive, but there is a good selection to please everyone. After our lunch we browsed the gift shop -- they have a lot of fun items.... More 

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Thank Casa295
Mukilteo, Washington
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had been biking in the AM, were hungry, and wanted a quick lunch. The folks at San Antonio were great!! They even said we could park the bikes on the patio so we could keep an eye on them. Had a glass of wine and a great sandwich (ordered at the wine tasting bar). Then back on the road.

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Thank Richard R
Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is a branch of the only surviving winery in Los Angeles. They have a variety of wines under several labels and several price ranges. I've never liked their "fine wines," but thoroughly enjoy several of their lower end wines. Today, we tried the "Bistro" in the tasting room. We won't be doing that again. We've also tried the restaurant... More 

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Thank Bruce H
San Jose, California, United States
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This place has great wine selections because they carry all different labels or selections including the Opaque and San Simeon label. Lunch options according to the chef's choice, often scrumptious. There is an option to get a private event section. Enjoy lunch just sitting out in the patio... This winery's tasting room is close to HWY 101. Easy access to/... More 

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Thank Wendy C
Bakersfield, California
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Not your typical winery. At first I thought it was more of a gift shop than a winery. But Michael was very knowledgeable about the history of the winery and the family that owns it and the wines they sell. The bistro had the PERFECT snack/lunch. The bruschetta was amazing. Perfect if your passing through Paso or if you're staying... More 

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Thank hannicks99
Corona, United States
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

I have now been to all 3 of the San Antonio Wineries. And this is my favorite. The gentleman helping us was very knowledgeable and pleasant to chat with. I loved the Malbec!

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Thank JenJen1865
Santa Clarita, California
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Been to the San Antonio winery in LA many times so while on our road trip up Highway 1 we got off at Route 46 and went to Paso Robles to check out the San Antonio here. We ran into Greg Trala who is Operations manager who happened to be up here working with the employees . We did a... More 

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

First of all the Tri Tip sandwich was delicious. They also have a champagne deal that is a steal at $6.00 per bottle so I bought a case for Mimosas's. Very friendly good service.

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