Vinewood in GTA III Era
Vinewood is a affluent district in Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It is located in the north-central region of the city. The district is modelled after Hollywood in real-life Los Angeles, and also Hollywood Hills. Surrounding Vinewood are the districts of Richman, Rodeo, Mulholland, Temple, Market and Marina. Vinewood also appears in Grand Theft Auto V's rendition of Los Santos
The area is one of the most affluent parts of town, along with Richman and Rodeo. The district is home to many of Los Santos' movie stars, musicians, and models.
Typically, one can find more high-class vehicles and sports cars being driven around in this area.
- One Police Bribe
GTA IV Era
- The Vinewood Sign, although intended to be in Vinewood hence the name, is actually located in Mulholland. (In real life, the Hollywood Sign isn't actually located in Hollywood, either.)
- In the Chatterbox FM segment of the Liberty City Free Radio in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, a caller mentions Vinewood for producing "heartwarming movies" and says that if Vinewood makes such movies, he is to "start killing people himself and blame it all on Vinewood."
- Vinewood is referenced in Grand Theft Auto IV, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony on the radio stations, television shows and through character dialogue.
- In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars' drug-dealing mini-game, the description for Coke describes how the user can "party like the guys in Vinewood"
- In Grand Theft Auto IV there is a collage of screenshots from GTA San Andreas (of Los Santos) on Firefly Island. However, the Vinewood sign is the same as in the Grand Theft Auto V trailer, not the one in Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas, likely to provide a better link as IV and V take place in a different continuity from the GTA III era.
- Vinewood's name may derive from a portmanteau of a real-life street in Los Angeles called Vine Street, which is in Hollywood.
- There also is a (historical) plantation turned wedding chapel in Georgia near Atlanta called Vinewood, but this is likely a coincidence.