This past weekend we visited the San Antonio Winery in Los Angeles. The winery is 101 years old and produces 87 different types of wines. Initially the grapes came from vineyards in the surrounding areas—Pasadena and Burbank.
These days they come from vineyards in Napa, Monterey, and increasingly from Paso Robles, a beautiful little city in San Luis Obispo County. Believe it or not, little Paso Robles is the wine capital of the United States.
This picturesque city has had vineyards since the 1790s. When Haydn was at the height of his fame in the Old World, Franciscan Friars were introducing vineyards and winemaking in the New World.