Tuesday, May 27, 2008
San Antonio Winery is the only producing winery in Los Angeles. At one time more than 90 wineries thrived amid the hundreds of acres of vineyards in what is now downtown Los Angeles. Most were shuttered by Prohibition, but San Antonio acquired an exclusion to provide sacramental wines for Catholic masses, a tradition it carries on today. The winery remains in its original location on Lamar Street, in what is now Downtown L.A.’s emerging River District. The San Antonio Winery, City of Los Angeles Cultural Historic Monument #42, is located at 737 Lamar Street in Los Angeles. Maddalena Restaurant is open daily 10 A.M. - 6 P.M. Winery tours are offered daily on the hour between noon and 4 P.m. For information, call (323) 223-1401 or access www.sanantoniowinery.com.