Altar Wines

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The San Antonio Winery was one of the first and now the last winery in Los Angeles. Established in the early 1900s, the family winery has survived for four generations – even through the Prohibition, when they received permission from the Catholic Church to make sacramental wines.  The altar wines produced by the San Antonio Winery are still the backbone of the company, which endures in its original location on Lamar Street in downtown Los Angeles.  Steve Riboli, the nephew of winery founder Santo Cambianica, explains the process of making sacramental wines, the different religions they service and the types of altar wines they produce. 

San Antonio Winery
737 Lamar Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031

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