Our next p.o.l Huellventure is to the historic San Antonio Winery for a complimentary PRIVATE Tour & Tasting!
Featured in Visiting with Huell Howser Episode 224
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013
Meeting Time: please arrive no later than 11:45 am as our private tour will begin promptly at 12:00 pm
Winery Address: 737 Lamar St. Los Angeles 90031
Meeting Place: at the front entrance (look for our p.o.l Huellventure sign)
Private Tour of Winery: FREE
Private Tasting: FREE
Parking: FREE at their private lot
San Antonio Winery remains the last producing winery in LA after over 90 years of wine making and is an essential component of LA’s cultural and historical landscape. In fact, in the early 1960′s Los Angeles’ Cultural Heritage Board designated the winery Cultural Monument Number 42. Still in its original location on Lamar Street, the Winery is the last vestige of the rich wine-making tradition of the greater LA area.
We have been working with San Antonio for several weeks now to put this together, create a fun and unique experience and give it a touch of "Huell" in celebration of his spirit of adventure and appreciation of history.
For this exciting Huellventure, we have arranged for a special complimentary PRIVATE TOUR & TASTING of this historic winery with owner, Steve Riboli (pending availability) and Michael Papalia, Manager of the San Antonio Wine Store. Both knew Huell and were there during the original taping of their episode back in 1994!
After our private tour of the winery (approx. 30 minutes), we will then enjoy our own private, complimentary tasting of three (3) limited production artisan wines not normally included on the regular public tour! (additional tastings and glasses of wine will of course be available for purchase). Michael insured me that he is going to personally put together a wonderful tasting for our group so this should be terrific and unique opportunity!
Finally, we have made arrangements for RESERVED TABLES for our group to have lunch at their beautiful Maddalena Restaurant at 1:00 pm! It's a casual dining setting among century-old redwood aging casks (plan to budget $12-$20 for lunch). After lunch, you are invited to stop by their Wine Store and Gift Shop for a terrific selection of high quality wines from California, the US, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, New Zealand, Germany, Australia, and many more for purchase.
PLEASE RSVP by 9:00 am Friday, April 26 to join us on this exciting Huellventure (however, if you know you are for sure coming, kindly rsvp sooner than later - it would be wonderful to let San Antonio and the owner know well before the 26th that we have a nice size group coming for this special tour & tasting which they have graciously agreed to provide for us). Please let us know if you will be coming just for the tour & tasting or if you plan on joining us for lunch as well. We have to let San Antonio know how many to expect for both the tour and lunch. Thank you.
We certainly hope you will join us on this wonderful Huellventure to L.A's last remaining winery! Thank you and see you then!