Tuesday, October 16, 2007

90 Years of Downtown's San Antonio Winery

One of our favorite L.A. landmarks, the San Antonio Winery, celebrated its 90th birthday on Sunday with a harvest festival benefitting Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

We headed over there toward the tailend but were still made to feel at home, checking out the cuisine and tasting several wines. Apparently we missed the dancing and other entertainment.

The Riboli family first opened the winery in 1917 and continue to produce a wide variety under the Maddalena, San Simeon, Aliento del Sol and Riboli Family Vineyard labels (using grapes from estate vineyards in Napa Valley, Paso Robles and Monterey). I particularly liked the 2004 San Simeon Syrah (with grapes from their Monterey vineyard).

Maddalena Restaurant provided the food, including Italian Meatballs and Grilled Sausages, German Potatoes with Smoked Bacon, Vegetarian Lasagna, Polenta Casserole
and a delicious Black Angus Meatloaf. Good stuff. Happy 90th to one of Los Angeles' oldest continuously operating family businesses.

Check out our past posts on the San Antonio here.

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