Yeah, that’s right…on the 46 East and Buena Vista Block. Right where….shhhhh….Martin & Weyrich used to be. The building is still beautiful, yet with all new landscaping and trimmings! When you walk into the big, Tuscan-style tasting room, you’ll see all of San Antonio’s labels on display, along with some other cool “stuff”. In other words, it’s a great place to shop!
There’s a lot of history at San Antonio Winery, starting in 1917 when the Riboli family opened the winery’s doors in Los Angeles. The family business survived the prohibition period by producing sacramental wines, which they still sell. They’ve got vineyards here in Paso Robles, as well as in Southern California and produce over 500,000 cases under their multiple labels. It’s a pretty cool story, as the Riboli family still runs the business so they must be doing something right.
If you stop in to taste, be ready to make some decisions! There are 10 major labels with multiple varietals under each label to choose from. They also do sparkling wines, marsala wines, late harvest and port wines, as well as a couple of sangrias. The wine pourers were very helpful and knowledgeable so step right up and let them guide you through the San Antonio experience!
We’re showing you both the inside and the outside of San Antonio, for your viewing pleasure!
Inside the tasting room:
And here’s the outside: