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Agua Dulce Winery near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

Discover LA’s Artisanal Wines and Vineyards

Did you know Los Angeles was once called the “city of vines?” In 1833, commercial winemaking began in downtown Los Angeles when Jean-Louis Vignes built his winery around a 400 year old sycamore near today’s Union Station. Throughout the 19th century, many acres of grapevines grew right where contemporary landmarks now stand. Los Angeles was not only the birthplace of California wine country, but its beating heart, making beautiful wines well before Napa and Sonoma. Today, Los Angeles County encompasses six different AVAs (American Viticultural Area), and you’ll discover artisanal winemakers and wineries from Pasadena to Santa Clarita, Bel Air, Malibu, and even DTLA. Check websites for hours, pick up and delivery.

If you love wine, THEA has you covered. Most two bedroom residences come equipped with U-Line Wine Refrigerators, built into the cabinets to create that word class aesthetic feeling. U-Line has been chilling wine since 1962 as the premier leader in quality, innovation, and wine preservation.

Each wine fridge holds 2-3 bottles per shelf with 6 shelves each, at an average temperature or 45 degrees.

For your convenience, you’ll also find wine fridge’s in THEA’s amenity spaces.

Angeleno Wine Company 1646 N Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

When Jasper Dickson and Amy Luftig Viste founded Angeleno Wine Company in 2019, it was the first winery in the city of Los Angeles since Prohibition. Their goal was to reconnect with the city’s winemaking tradition, one that many Angelenos know nothing about. With a focus on unique varietals, Angeleno Wine Company aims to push the boundaries of what Southern California wine growing can be, working with small vineyards in the beautiful, remote corners of Los Angeles County such as Agua Dulce and the Antelope Valley. Angeleno Wine Company is open for to-go wine pick-ups and deliveries.

San Antonio Winery 737 Lamar St. Los Angeles, CA 90031

San Antonio Winery is open for outdoor seating. Although the winery experience looks a little different during these unprecedented times, you can expect the same welcoming hospitality, authentic Italian cuisine, and seasonal wine flights to enjoy on their outdoor patio. A historical landmark since 1965, San Antonio Winery remains the oldest and largest producing winery in Los Angeles with over 100 years of winemaking, making it an essential component of the city’s cultural and historical landscape. Founded in 1917 by Santo Cambianica, the winery continues to be a family-owned and operated business, with four generations of the Riboli Family.

Pali Wine Co. 811 Traction Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90013

Take a seat and have a sip in the open patio at Pali Wine Co. in LA’s buzzing Arts District. Founded in 2005 with the intent to produce Burgundy-inspired wines from California’s Central Coast, Pali Wine Co. now consists of three brands with distinct focuses. The original Pali brand focuses on premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced primarily from Pali’s own Santa Rita Hills and Sonoma vineyards. The newest brand, Neighborhood Winery, specializes in interesting blends that often push the boundaries of conventional wine flavor profiles. All wines are meticulously crafted at Pali’s Lompoc-based winery under the direction of winemaker Aaron Walker.

Old Oak Cellars 2620 E Foothill Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107

Pasadena’s only working winery, family-run Old Oak Cellars brings 20+ years of skilled winemaking traditions to the LA region. Old Oak is dedicated to the creation of award-winning artisan red and white Bordeaux style wines made from vineyards in Northern California’s famous Alexander Valley. After the grapes are harvested, the young wine is then aged and blended to perfection, spending time in stainless steel tanks before heading into a mixture of French, European and American oak barrels. Old Oak’s winemakers spend time getting to know the flavor development of the wines, sometimes blending different varietals for the utmost in flavor and intensity.

Malibu Family Wines 28001 Dorothy Dr, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Malibu Family Wines specializes in crafting unforgettable experiences around premium wines. With 70,000 vines on the 1,000 acre Semler Family ranch nestled in the hills of Malibu, Malibu Family Wines produces over 12 different varietals between the Semler and Saddlerock brands. Perfectly positioned at the crest of the Santa Monica Mountains, the vineyards’ rocky terrain and steep south facing slopes provide the perfect environment for growing premium wine grapes. Malibu Wine Hikes is now open and operating tours. Hike through the vineyards, see some incredible views, explore Chumash cave paintings and more.

Moraga Bel Air 1070 Moraga Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90049

Moraga Vineyards is one of the most unique wine estates in California. Located at a 550-900 foot elevation in the Santa Monica Mountains in the Los Angeles community of Bel Air, the winery and vineyard is the source of remarkably refined wines that perfectly reflect a union of distinctive terroir and the gentle guidance of focused winemaking. Throughout its history, the wines of Moraga Bel Air have been coveted and highly praised by wine experts such as Robert Parker, Jr. of The Wine Advocate. Since 2013, the winery has been owned by Rupert Murdoch, who has made the property his West Coast home and is committed to carrying on the legacy of producing top quality wine from one of California’s most unique estate wineries.

Agua Dulce Winery 9640 Sierra Hwy. Santa Clarita, CA 91390

If you want to take a fun day trip, Agua Dulce Winery is a 90 acre, family owned and operated winery and vineyard located just 45 minutes north of downtown Los Angeles. Open now for outdoor dining, reserve your seat in advance and select your bottle of locally sourced wine. Wines from Agua Dulce Winery have won multiple medals in several national wine competitions, recognized for their hand-crafted approach to wine making, along with a vineyard blessed with natural soils, climatic and geographic advantages unique to the Sierra Pelona Valley.

Photo credits:

Photo #1: Agua Dulce Winery

Photo #2: THEA

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Photo #5: Angeleno Wine Company

Photo #6: San Antonio Winery

Photo #7: Pali Wine Co.

Photo #8: Old Oak Cellars

Photo #9: Malibu Family Wines

Photo #10: Moraga Bel Air

Photo #11: Agua Dulce Winery