Celebrating 100 Years of Winemaking

San Antonio Winery
October 14, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
San Antonio Winery
737 Lamar St
Los Angeles, CA 90031

The Riboli family of San Antonio Winery is excited to announce it will be celebrating 100 years as L.A.’s original urban winery with a large celebration taking place Saturday, October 14 at its historic downtown location.

There will be some big names attending this event:

  • Secretary of State Alex Padilla
  • L.A. City Councilmember Jose Huizar
  • L.A. City Councilmember Gil Cedillo
  • Representative from Mayor Garcetti’s Office
  • Members of the Riboli family of San Antonio WineryThe occassion will have live music, dance performance, a beer and wine garden, in addition to popular food trucks like Trejo’s Tacos, Vaka Burgers, The Chairman, and Homeboy Industries. There will also be a grape stomp for charity among official leaders.

Celebrating 100 years of making wine and contributing to the Los Angeles culture, San
Antonio winery will be celebrating with a big birthday bash October 14 from 3 to 7 pm, at its historic location downtown, just east of downtown Los Angeles in Lincoln Heights.

The day will feature a variety of live music, food and drinks, entertainment and fun in the spirit and diversity of L.A. Expect to find some of your favorite L.A. food favorites such as The Grilled Cheese Truck, Trejo’s Tacos, Vaka Burger, The Chairman, Coolhause, Don Francisco’s Coffee, and more.

Those attending the festival will not only get two meals to choose from, they will also receive four drink options, so they could enjoy the award-winning wines of the Riboli Family, as well as selected Italian beer. Beer, that’s right! In the spirit of October, the celebration will feature a full Oktoberfest section filled with beer, picnic tables, and bavarian fun.

The music and entertainment will be as diverse as the city itself. We are talking Immortal Lion Chinese Dance, American Singer Songwriters, Accordion and Mandolin Italian Music, Mariachi, and more. Add some live murals by well-known street artists, stilt walkers, a grape stomp demo, and you have yourself one great day to party at the only urban winery in town! The event will also feature a charity grape stomp among city and state leaders, and local media.

San Antonio Winery is the last remaining winery in downtown Los Angeles, a hidden gem and historical landmark operating in the same community where it was founded 100 years ago. Today, the L.A. River is paved and the vineyards have been replaced with businesses and homes. But San Antonio Winery remains the oldest and largest producing winery in Los Angeles with 100 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.

The Riboli family is blessed to have four generations contributing to its longstanding success. Its estate vineyards are now located in Paso Robles, Monterey, and Napa Valley, and they are proud to be the most awarded winery in Southern California.

For more information about the festivities, please visit https://winery100.eventbrite.com/. General admission tickets cost $55-$65 and may be purchased online. Limited tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event based on capacity.

For more information, visit eventbrite.com

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