VinePair Interview with Anthony Riboli

Wine pro, Anthony Riboli, shares his holiday wine picks with Vine Pair Magazine!

“I love gifting a bottle of San Simeon Stormwatch to friends and family. It’s a well-balanced blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot from the Paso Robles, Calif., region. I love it because it has ripe flavors of blackberry and raspberry with touches of spice and vanilla, making it perfect for both pairing with meals and drinking solo.” — Anthony Riboli, fourth generation wine maker, Riboli Family Wine Estates

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Southwest The Magazine- Maddalena Riboli

Maddalena Riboli- Matriarch, trailblazer, inspiration.

Thank you, Southwest -The Magazine for this amazing piece!

Thinking of California wine might conjure images of sprawling vineyards in Napa Valley or trendy tasting rooms in Sonoma. But in downtown Los Angeles, 102-year-old San Antonio Winery has weathered ups and downs—including Prohibition—to become the City of Angels’ longest-producing winery.

An instrumental part of the winery’s longevity? Ninety-seven-year-old Maddalena Riboli, who’s been in the family business for more than 70 years. In 1946, Riboli, then Maddalena Satragni, met Stefano Riboli on her family’s farm and married him later that year. Together, they began working with Stefano’s uncle, Santo Cambianica, at San Antonio Winery, and after Cambianica’s death in 1956, Stefano was granted ownership, with Riboli at his side.

In a male-dominated industry, Riboli made room for herself. She took over bookkeeping, had the idea to begin sourcing grapes from California’s Central Coast, and encouraged the company to open a restaurant within the winery—one of the first such operations. Almost 50 years later, the eatery, Maddalena, is still open.

Today, Riboli remains involved with the winery, with a little help from her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who are carrying on the legacy she helped build. And her namesake line of vinos at San Antonio Winery—Maddalena—has been carefully crafted with “bold, yet humble flavors,” to honor the passionate woman for whom it’s named. —M.F.

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Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery Donates $5,000 to Cancer Support Community Pasadena

This week the Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery presented a $5,000 check to Cancer Support Community Pasadena after a social media campaign on Stella Rosa’s Instagram account during the breast cancer awareness month of October.

“We chose to donate to Cancer Support Community Pasadena, because they are such a great organization that not only helps cancer patients fight the fight, but helps bring hope and healing to patients and their families,” said Lisa Riboli, SAW Sponsorship & Events Director. “Whether it is the cancer patient taking yoga or meditation classes to cope, or a family member who benefits from hearing others talk about their situation in a weekly group session, CSCP is there with a warm smile and a cozy, safe place to help heal.”

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