|The southern California sun sets behind the Palomino grape vine which is part of the Galleano Winery estate vineyard in the Cucamonga Valley. This vineyeard was planted in the 1930s.|
|No tasting room should be without a buffalo to watch over visitors at Galleano Winery in the Cucamonga Valley of southern California.|
Today, even though it has it's own AVA designation, just a handful of producing vineyards survive the Los Angeles' suburban sprawl. And I visited the only 5 wineries I could find, and one of those is only a few years old.
|The Galleano Winery fleet of working trucks was once modern. Now they are parked as fond memories and dusty tourist attractants. Cucamonga Valley AVA, southern California.|
Galleano Winery is a holdover from that past. Family-owned and operated, they've been producing wines since 1933.
|The office at Galleano Winery hints that this is a down-home historic operation.|
|Workshop at the Galleano Winery on the outskirts of Mira Loma in the Cucamonga Valley of southern California.|
Palomino (a white grape widely grown in Spain and South Africa).
They ferment and age their wines in redwood casks.
|The cozy tasting room at Galleano Winery in the Cucamonga Valley of southern California.|
|Since the nearest gas station was a distant mirage, Galleano Winery had its own pump in the Cucamonga Valley of southern California.|
|As it has for some 80 years, the original barn sits under swaying palm trees at Galleano Winery in the Cucamonga Valley.|
|Don Galleano, grandson of the founder of Galleano Winery, stands between his shiny new Mercedes and the well-preserved old farm truck.|
|Los Angeles sprawl of offices, factories, suburb housing and airports now make Galleano Winery a viticultural island in the Cucamonga Valley.|