San Antonio Winery was founded in 1917 at the same location where the winery exists today on Lamar Street. Due to Prohibition and then the Great Depression which started after the Wall Street crash of 1929, nearly all of the 100 wineries that once existed in LA went out of business. They once used the banks of the LA River as a vineyard. Today the LA River is paved and the vineyards have been replaced with businesses and homes. 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.
When & Where
LA Commons builds community by validating the importance of local narratives, enhancing the sense of belonging felt by a broad range of stakeholders and encouraging stronger ties between the people and places of Los Angeles. Sunday, October 20, 2013, LA Commons will host the third annual Found LA: Festival of Neighborhoods. This year’s theme, “The River of Your Imagination” invites Angelinos to explore the range of ways they interact with the LA River.