After almost a century as neighbors, two Southern California institutions will come together to create an interactive wine-focused experience at the L.A. County Fair. A hidden gem of Los Angeles, the San Antonio Winery is partnering with the Los Angeles County Fair Association to bring adventure-seeking Angelenos a wine experience they won’t forget.
From August 30 through September 29, San Antonio Winery will be at the L.A. County Fair curating a wine-themed space where Fair attendees can enter and be instantly transported to a wine lover’s paradise. With the alluring scent of wine in the air, vintage barrels and other wine-themed decorations, Angelenos will be treated to complimentary wine tasting stations, receive fun wine trinkets and goodies, and learn more about the deep roots of San Antonio Winery’s history in Los Angeles.
With a long tradition of serving the Los Angeles wine community, San Antonio Winery’s selection of festive wines are perfect for the adventure-seeking Angeleno’s summer refreshment. The winery will serve rich, silky Cabernet Sauvignon and fragrant, complex Chardonnay from Maddalena® Vineyards; refreshing Tradicional and Blanca Sangria from Bodega de San Antonio; and semi-sweet, semi-sparkling Stella Rosa. Winery ambassadors will be available to answer any questions about the wines being poured.
“We’re proud and excited to be part of the largest county fair in the nation. It is an honor to partner with another iconic Southern California business,” said Steve Riboli, vice president of San Antonio Winery. Fairplex, which is located 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, hosts the L.A. County Fair and a number of other exciting events all yearlong. Its motto is “Fairplex…We provide world-class experiences.”
To create that “world-class experience,” the L.A. County Fair brings more than 70 thrilling rides, top rock, hip hop, pop, R&B and banda music, as well as a booming cultural marketplace in Plaza de las Américas, food and art competitions and so much more.
“Whether fair-guests are enjoying music, attractions, shopping or the culinary delights from around the world, we know our wines will compliment their L.A. County Fair experience,” Riboli says.
As a highly respected organization, Fairplex emphasizes its core values as hospitality, creativity, integrity, community service, leadership, diversity and education.
“San Antonio Winery also holds all of those values in the highest regard and we look forward to a long and successful relationship with everyone at Fairplex,” Riboli adds.
About San Antonio Winery
Founded in 1917 by Santo Cambianica, San Antonio Winery has been the heart of winemaking and wine culture in Los Angeles. Run by the fourth generation of the Riboli Family, the winery produces hand-crafted, award-winning wines from estate vineyards in Napa Valley, Paso Robles, Monterey and many viticultural areas throughout California. Wines include San Antonio® Artisan Series, Riboli Family Vineyard®, San Simeon®, Stella Rosa, Opaque®, Maddalena®, Windstream®, La Quinta®, Bodega de San Antonio®, San Antonio® California Champagne, Kinderwood®, San Antonio® Dessert, San Antonio Winery® Sacramental, San Antonio® Specialty and Bow Tie Showtime®.
Housed in the same site where it was founded, this landmark has a rich history that is an integral part of the city’s cultural fabric.