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Marabella Vineyard Co.
344 W 8th St
San Pedro, CA 90731
Tel: (310) 833-9783

Marabella Vineyard, Co., next to A-1
Market, in San Pedro

Crushing grapes at Marabella Vineyard

Tony Marabella with son & grandchildren
The Marabella Vineyard Co., founded in 1932, is the only grape and grape juice supplier left in San Pedro. "In a little-noticed nook in downtown San Pedro,next door to the A-1 Meat Co. and across the street from a senior citizens center, Tony Marabella spends each fall doing what he has done at harvest time for more than half a century: crushing and pressing the fruit of the vine. Ferdinando Di Bernardo is one of Marabella's steady customers. The 92-year-old retired fisherman, who has been making wine in his garage for as long as he can remember, buys 50 gallons of grape juice from Marabella every year. This annual exchange, which the two men have repeated for at least 40 years, is more than a simple business transaction. It helps keep a dying tradition alive." From: "Drinking In the Past San Pedro Merchant Carries On Old World Winemaking Traditions," by Sheryl Stolberg, Los Angeles Times, Feb 15, 1990. pg. 1.

Of related interest:
Vino CaPisco
Tel: (310) 562-1932
Fax: (310) 603-0925

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