Riboli Family of
San Antonio Winery
Dedication, perseverance, and drive are but a few of the attributes that have earned the Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery the 2018 American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
“Over the last nineteen years, Wine Enthusiast has recognized year in and year out the quintessential names that help to move this industry forward,” said Adam Strum, Editor and Publisher.
The Wine Star Awards annual program honors individuals and companies in 16 categories that have contributed to the success of the wine and alcohol beverage industry. Last November, Wine Enthusiast announced that the Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery was the best in its class. The family will be formally presented with their coveted award at a black-tie gala on January 28 in Miami, Florida.
The abundant Riboli portfolio features nearly 20 brands. The family still owns and operates their original winery in Los Angeles, now celebrating 102 years of award-winning winemaking. The city was once the primary location for grape growing and winemaking in California, where Santo Cambianica, an Italian immigrant, founded the winery in 1917.
Just a few years later, Prohibition threatened 100 existing wineries, and all but two handfuls survived the ban on alcohol. Santo, a devout Catholic, escaped extinction of his winery by making sacramental wines. A century later, a second tasting location and wine store exists in Ontario, and a tasting room, bistro, gift shop, and event venue are located on the eastside of Paso Robles.
A second tasting location and wine store was built in Ontario, CA nearly 40 years ago. Over 10 years ago, the family developed a tasting room, bistro, gift shop, and event venue in Paso Robles.
The Riboli family has owned estate vineyards in Monterey and Napa Valley for decades. Starting in 2013, they planted two estate vineyards from within the El Pomar District of the Paso Robles AVA. The family continued to plant two estate vineyards in the Creston District of the Paso Robles AVA. The Riboli family now owns five estate vineyards in Paso Robles.
The Riboli Collection of Wines
San Antonio Winery’s current estate wine brands include Riboli Family Napa Valley, San Simeon, Maddalena, Opaque, and Windstream.
Their traditional series of wines include Bodega de San Antonio Sangria, several dessert wines, and three European-style wines – a classic Lambrusco, Mariella (a Syrah/Aragonez rosé) and Stella Rosa, a very successful and popular award-winning semi-sweet, semi-sparkling wine.
The name of their 96-year-old matriarch, Maddalena, who married Stefano Riboli 72 years ago, also graces their wine bottles. In Los Angeles, the winery’s Maddalena Restaurant features Italian entrées to pair with the winery’s releases in comfortable and welcoming surroundings. Those same delicious, traditional recipes are now served at their Paso Robles tasting room and bistro, as well.
Paso Robles Tasting Room
The Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery tasting room is conveniently located just off Highway 46 East at 2610 Buena Vista Drive in Paso Robles and open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This bistro serves a pleasing delicious selection of appetizers, pastas, pizza, sandwiches and more, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is also a gift shop where you can find unique gifts for yourself or your favorite wine lover!
In 2016, the Riboli family completed construction of its state-of-the-art winery facility in Paso Robles. Fully outfitted with the most modern equipment, the structure utilizes solar energy and water reclamation throughout the operation, and employs sustainable methods as are used to farm the family’s estate vineyards.
“Our passion for winemaking and providing people with the best hospitality and service has been our mission for over 100 years,” said fourth generation winemaker Anthony Riboli, “and we hope to continue to create memories for years to come.”
Call (805) 226-2600 or visit www.sanantoniowinery.com.
San Antonio Winery Tasting Room and Bistro
The Tasting Room, located at 2610 Buena Vista Drive, is open daily from 10am to 5pm and the Bistro is open from 11am to 5pm.
Enjoy a selection of hearty and gentle reds, white wines, sweet wines, sparkling and port wines for purchase. The Bistro features appetizers, pasta, pizza, salads, sandwiches, soup and daily specials in the covered patio or on the Fountain Patio. For groups of eight or more call (805) 226-2600 reservations.