The Joseph Filippi Vintage Co.
12467 Base Line Road
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
Tel: (909) 899-5755
Fax: (909) 899-9196
Fourth generation winery founded in 1922 in the historic Cucamonga Valley.
See Winery history at: http://www.josephfilippiwinery.com/history.html
4231 Wineville Rd.
Mira Loma, CA 91752
Tel: (951) 685-5376
A Bit of History: "Galleano Winery is located in Mira LomaŪs
Wineville area, and is still much the same as it was in 1927 when the Galleano
family purchased the land. The winery is located at the southern fringe of
the Cucamonga Valley, made famous for winegrowing by Secondo Guasti, who like
Domenico came from northern ItalyŪs Piedmont region. [÷] The Cantu-Galleano
Ranch complex is listed on the California and National Register of Historic
Places. [÷] Read
about the rich history of the Cantu-Galleano Ranch from Col. Estaban Cantu's
purchase of the Ranch, Domenico Galleano's subsequent purchase in 1927, and
current ownership by Domenico's grandson, Donald Galleano which continues to
present day. Galleano winemaking spans 5 generations, remaining family-owned,
and is California's largest producer of Cucamonga Valley wines."
Ontario Tasting Room
2802 S. Milliken Ave.
Ontario, CA 91761
Tel: 909 947-3995
Fax: 909 947-0617
San Antonio Winery & Maddalena Restaurant
Plaza San Antonio 737 Lamar Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Tel: (323) 223-1401
Fax: (323) 221-7261
Bit of History: San Antonio Winery, est. 1917 (a city of Los Angeles
Cultural Historical Landmark). "In 1917, Santo Cambianica left his home in
the Northern Italian province of Lombardy to settle in the midst of a bustling
Italian-American community in Los Angeles. Here, on Lamar Street, he founded
the San Antonio Winery. In hope of good fortune in this new country, Santo
dedicated the winery to Saint Anthony, his patron saint. In 1920, Prohibition
jolted the wine industry. The majority of Los Angeles wineries closed forever,
but Santo requested permission from the Catholic Church to make sacramental
wines. The church granted his request and San Antonio Winery was able to survive.
Over 65 years after the repeal of Prohibition, we continue to produce altar
wines for religious services.
Today, the LA River is paved and the vineyards have been replaced with heavy industry. San Antonio Winery remains as the only producing winery in Los Angeles. Still in its original location on Lamar Street, the Winery is the last vestige of the rich winemaking tradition of this region. In recognition, the city of Los Angeles designated San Antonio Winery a Cultural Historical Landmark. Since the Winery's founding, four generations have carried on Santo's tradition of handcrafting fine wine. In 1938, Santo's nephew Stefano Riboli refined and expanded his uncle's company with a spirit of innovation and dedication to quality that has become a hallmark of this family business. Today, the family's dedication is evident in every aspect of San Antonio Winery. Stefano and Maddalena, sons Santo and Steven, daughter Catherine, and grandson Anthony honor this tradition with their award-winning Riboli Family of Wines.
When Stefano Riboli's uncle, Santo Cambianica, founded San Antonio Winery in 1917, he began a winemaking tradition that has spanned four generations. Today, the entire Riboli family continues this proud devotion to quality. To celebrate this achievement, all of our handcrafted products belong to the Riboli Family of Wines. Our commitment is reflected in every bottle that bears the Riboli name."
A Bit of History: Wine Industry Took Root in the Heart of
Los Angeles. "Long
before the first vineyards were planted in Napa and Sonoma, Southern California
was the state's wine center. As early as 1779, in fact, vineyards with
as many as 160,000 vines surrounded the Mission San Gabriel. In the 1830s,
when the government of Mexico stripped the Franciscan padres of their California
holdings, the region underwent a wine boom and ambitious vintners laid
out grape fields in the land between the old pueblo and the Los Angeles
River. By the middle of the 19th century, Los Angeles produced at least
60,000 gallons of table wine annually and, by 1869, the area's 43 wineries
were producing 4 million gallons each year. By then, the roots of California's
internationally acclaimed commercial wine industry were firmly planted
in what is now downtown Los Angeles' Olvera Street, where Italian immigrants
were making wine on a street initially called Wine or Vine. In the early
1900s, the San Antonio Winery got its start when Santo Cambianica and his
three brothers left their village in Lombardy, Italy. In 1912, they settled
in what was then called the "Pueblo's Bedroom" and the "Italian District," Lincoln
(From: "L.A. Then and Now; Wine Industry Took Root on Olvera Street," by Cecilia Rasmussen, Los Angeles Times, May 28, 2000. pg. 3)