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Wine Tasting in Los Angeles | Top Places to Taste Wine in L.A.

Since we began our Web site on California Wine Country, we have had numerous requests for recommendations on where to wine taste in Los Angeles. Since we were venturing off to Paso Robles and Santa Barbara wine country, we decided to wander further South to see if we could find places to taste wine in the Hollywood Mecca of Los Angeles.

Through research and friends' suggestions, we discovered several spots we can now recommend to folks who want to wine taste in L.A.

Top Places to Taste Wine in Los Angeles

San Antonio Winery - Los Angeles' Only Operating Winery

This is the one and only winery operating in the city of Los Angeles. Little did we expect to find any wineries in this city. The San Antonio Winery began operation in 1917 and is now in the fourth generation of the Raboli family ownership. Apparently, vineyards once were part of the landscape along the banks of the Los Angeles River. Now nothing resembles a vineyard or a grape in the area. The winery is still making wine, getting grapes from family-owned vineyards in Paso Robles and Monterey. The family also has long-term contracts with various well-known wine growers in California. Besides a tasting room, there is a restaurant and lots of memorabilia posted on the walls that give a glimpse of the wineries past.

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The San Antonio Winery is located at 737 Lamar Street in Los Angeles

Silver Lake Wine Shop - Wine Tasting Events in L.A.

This wine shop focuses on wines from small production wineries throughout the world.  They have a very nice selection of boutique California wines. At least three days per week this wine shop offers a wine tasting of some sort. If we lived in L.A., this wine shop would definitely be a favorite and regular stop.

The Silver Lake Wine Shop is located at 2395 Glendale Blvd. In Los Angeles.

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Vinoteca Farfalla - Los Angeles Wine Bar

This is a very fun and popular wine bar in L.A. Vinoteca Farfalla offers several wines by the glass or one can order a full bottle of wine from an extensive list of choices. One of the issues that all wine bars have is keeping their wines fresh. We noticed at Vinoteca Farfalla that they have dispensers that keep the opened bottles filled with an inert gas that keeps the wine from spoiling. One interesting aspect of this wine bar is the food menu of small plates available. The menu offers both Brazilian and Italian fare.  The place is very festive and was crowded on our Monday night visit.

Vinoteca Farfalla is located at 1968 Hillhurst Ave in Los Angeles.

Du Vin Wines & Spirits - Great L.A. Wine Shop

Although, Du Vin Wines & Spirits does not have wine tastings, they do have one heck of a collection of European wines. It’s a neat wine shop, one that rivals any wine shop we have seen for their selection of wines from Europe. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful, and not in the least bit wine pretentious.  It’s a wonderful wine shop where you can find something for any occasion or food menu. Find something different at the Du Vin fine wine shop.

De Vin Wines & Spirits is located at 540 N. San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood.

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