pic by sanantoniowinery.com
pic by sanantoniowinery.com

In the middle of Los Angeles, among the glitz and glam of tinsel town lies the  charming and captivating vineyard, San Antonio Winery which is headed up by it’s award-winning  wine producers, the Riboli Family.

Recently, the lifestyle site, Hip Latina hosted a private online screening of three of San Antonio Wineries’ leading stars. These three shining performers come from one of the longest running wineries in Los Angeles and play their roles quite well.


The Leading Ladies


Meet the lovely, effervescent Diama Rose Prosecco. She shone with a light fruity strawberry but kept it sweet and crisp to the end. This beauty can stand on her own or on the arm of any spicy food star. Diama is a true sparkling italian wine star and captivated our palates immediately.

Diama Rose Prosecco

Following, the Prosecco beauty’s lead was a Charmat Italian sparkler, Stella Rosa Black. This aromatic ruby cocktail  gave an Oscar winning performance of  sweet dark fruits and infused blueberries. Bringing only 5.5% alcohol, she played dessert beautifully.  I was skeptical of this wine starlet but her balanced sweetness and fizzy personality won me over.

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Starring in the role of tall, dark and zinful was Opaque Darkness, Paso Robles. He defies the typical California goldenboy with his inky red blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Petit Sirah and Petit Verdot.  His rich performance was one of smokey black cherries and zin. Dry with medium body, he was a strong presence to behold. Grrrarrrr!


Smokin’, dark and delicious

Here’s a glimpse of San Antonio Winery’s long-established production resume:

The winery was founded in 1917 by Santo Cambianica of Lombardia, Italy.  It actually flourished during Prohibition by becoming the premier supplier of altar wines. Santo’s nephew, Stefano Riboli, joined the business on the eve of WWII and grew into a valuable partner. After Uncle Santo died, Stefano, along with his wife, Maddalena, purchased vineyard properties in Monterey County and in the prestigious Rutherford appellation of Napa Valley. Today, Paso Robles is home to 2 estate vineyards within the El Pomar AVA for their wines. San Antonio Winery has grown into an essential component of LA’s cultural and historical landscape and they offer two other locations, one in Ontario and one in Paso Robles to sample their wine stars.


Bravo to the Riboli Family and their lovely wine. 4 stars! Hip Latina throws paramount parties and like any chic screening, the evening was filled with beautiful wine starlets and a little zin. 


 These lovely stars were media samples courtesy of San Antonio Winery and Hip Latina. They are definitely worthy of repeat performances. The reviews and opinions are my own.