Historic Wineries

Historic Wineries

The Joseph Filippi Vintage Co.
12467 Base Line Road
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
Tel: (909) 899-5755
Fax: (909) 899-9196
E-Mail: JFilippiWinery@aol.com

Fourth generation winery founded in 1922 in the historic Cucamonga Valley.
See Winery history at: http://www.josephfilippiwinery.com/history.html

Galleano Winery
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."
From: http://www.galleanowinery.com/history.htm

Ontario Tasting Room
2802 S. Milliken Ave.
Ontario, CA 91761
Tel: 909 947-3995
Fax: 909 947-0617
Email: ontario@sanantoniowinery.com

San Antonio Winery & Maddalena Restaurant
Plaza San Antonio 737 Lamar Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Tel: (323) 223-1401
Fax: (323) 221-7261

A 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."
From: http://www.sanantoniowinery.com/storymiddle.html

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 Heights."
(From: "L.A. Then and Now; Wine Industry Took Root on Olvera Street," by Cecilia Rasmussen, Los Angeles Times, May 28, 2000. pg. 3)