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Moraga Bel Air winery near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

Sip, Savor & Swirl at LA’s Artisanal Wineries

September signals harvest time at vineyards throughout the Golden State. But did you know that 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. Today, L.A. County encompasses six different AVAs (American Viticultural Area), and artisanal winemakers are producing award-winning wines throughout the region, including Pasadena, Santa Clarita, Bel Air, Malibu, and even DTLA.

Angeleno Wine Company winery near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

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

When Jasper Dickson and Amy Luftig Viste founded Angeleno Wine Company in 2019 – the first winery in the city of Los Angeles since Prohibition – they wanted 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. The Angeleno Wine Company tasting room is open Saturday and Sunday 12-6-PM.

San Antonio Winery near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

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

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. Experience winery tours, tastings & flights, and authentic Italian food at their Maddalena Restaurant, named after the family matriarch Maddalena Riboli. 

Pali Wine Co. winery near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

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, Pali Wine Company is a family-run winery that highlights the diversity and nuanced qualities of the California Central Coast wine-growing area. Every Pali wine comprises sustainable, organic or biodynamically sourced grapes, grown with exceptional farming standards that result in ultra-high-quality wines that uniquely express the grape’s variety, vineyard and vintage. All wines are meticulously crafted at Pali’s Lompoc-based winery under the direction of its long-time winemaker, Aaron Walker. 

Stonehaus winery near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

Stonehaus September Harvest Crush 31943 Agoura Rd. Westlake Village, CA 91361

Sept 25 Westlake Village Inn’s Stonehaus is hosting an upcoming harvest event, complete with grape picking, vineyard lunch, live music and a traditional grape stomp reminiscent of an Italian-inspired, winery experience. Included with your ticket is a family-style, vineyard lunch with cheese, charcuterie, salad, rotisserie chicken and a glass of wine from the Stonehaus label. With an indoor-outdoor, vineyard setting, The Stonehaus wine bar offers varietals from California, Italy and its private label. They also serve pizza baked in an outdoor oven and such breakfast items as smoothies, pastries, bagels and croissant sandwiches. Buy Harvest Crush tickets HERE 

Malibu Family Wines winery near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

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

The self-proclaimed “California in a bottle,” 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 rocky terrain and steep south facing slopes provide the ideal environment for growing premium wine grapes. For a truly memorable occasion, book a tour and explore vineyards, see some incredible views, explore Chumash cave paintings, and more. 

Moraga Bel Air winery near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

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. 

Vin de California winery near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

Vin de California 3225 E Foothill Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107

Adam and Kate Vourvoulis and their Vin de California winery are reviving Pasadena’s long-dormant wine industry with their recently opened Vin de California winery. The first commercial winemaker to be located in Pasadena in nearly a century, Vin de California make wines from heritage varieties in a totally natural way, deeply rooted in California history. They sources their grapes from vineyards ranging from the Central Coast to Los Olivos, with a commitment to buying from California growers who work with ethical vineyard management and picking companies. Tour the winery, then shop at Kate’s wine boutique, The Good Luck Wine Shop, adjacent to the winery.

Agua Dulce Winery near THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

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. 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.

THEA Wine Fridge in Cabinet at THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

THEA Wine Fridge in Cabinet

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.

THEA Wine Fridge at THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

THEA Wine Fridge 

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

THEA Wine Fridge in Amenity Space at THEA residences in Downtown Los Angeles

THEA Wine Fridge in Amenity Space 

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

Photo credits:

Photo #1: Moraga Bel Air

Photo #2: Angeleno Wine Company

Photo #3: San Antonio Winery

Photo #4: Pali Wine Co. 

Photo #5: Stonehaus

Photo #6: Malibu Family Wines

Photo #7: Moraga Bel Air

Photo #8: Vin de California

Photo #9: Agua Dulce Winery

Photo #10: THEA

Photo #11: THEA 

Photo #12: THEA