Driven by passion, character, patience, and humility, San Antonio Winery founders Santo Cambianica, Stefano Riboli, and Maddalena Satragni harvested a recipe ripened for success. It’s the same recipe that the Riboli Family continues to nurture today, 100 years later.
Santo Cambianica leaves his home of Berzo San Fermo, located in the Northern Italian province of Lombardia. After registering at Ellis Island, he arrives in New York and travels across the country to downtown Los Angeles, California.
San Antonio Winery
United States Congress passes the Volstead Act, which effectively starts Prohibition in America, jolting the wine industry. Luckily for San Antonio Winery, Santo has a strong relationship with the church and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles grants Santo permission to make wines for sacramental and ceremonial purposes.
From Italy to America
Stefano Riboli’s parents feel there is more opportunity for their son in the United States so they send their son to the United States. Stefano begins apprenticing under his Uncle Santo at San Antonio Winery.
Stefano Riboli meets Maddalena Satragni, a beautiful, hard-working woman, originally from Mombaruzzo, Italy. It’s love at first sight when Stefano first lays eyes on Maddalena, who is driving a tractor on her family’s farm in Chino, California.
Stefano & Maddalena
Upon the marriage of Stefano and Maddalena, Riboli Family Wine Estates becomes an established institution in California’s wine community.
The winemaking industry begins making strides in Northern California. Meanwhile, Santo, Stefano, and Maddalena choose to continue producing wine in Los Angeles, expanding and making improvements to their winery.
Santo Cambianica passes away and wishes for Stefano to continue his legacy. Stefano begins to live out the powerful vision he and Maddalena have for the future of their growing business and the family.
San Antonio Winery Specialty, Cardinale, a sweet red, blend is introduced and quickly grows in popularity. People all over the U.S. travel to the winery to purchase it by the case.
Next Generation of Wine
Under Maddalena’s guidance, the Riboli Family purchases vineyard properties in Paso Robles and Monterey County, forming the next generation of wines and the introduction to Paso Robles and Monterey varietals. These vineyards would go on to be named Stefano Vineyard, Maddalena Vineyard, Pretty Penny Vineyard, and Creston Vineyard.
Stefano and Maddalena’s son, Santo Riboli, takes ownership of Riboli Family Wine Estates and begins promoting the brands nationally. Keeping his mother’s vision to produce varietals from Monterey, Paso Robles, and Napa alive, he purchases additional vineyards and expands production to meet the demands of a nationwide customer base. Nonetheless,…
Riboli Family Vineyard
The Riboli Family purchases vineyard properties in the prestigious Rutherford appellation of Napa Valley, which would become Riboli Family Vineyard and home of Riboli Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
After receiving his M.S. in Viticulture from University of California, Davis and apprenticing under Michael Weis at Groth Vineyards and Winery, Anthony Riboli joins his family’s legacy. As fourth generation winemaker, Anthony makes it his mission to constantly elevate the quality of the wines in Riboli Family Wine Estates’ portfolio…
Anthony Riboli recruits French winemaker Arnaud Debons, a graduate of the prestigious winemaking program at the University of Toulouse in France. Arnaud develops and refines his skills by working in the Bordeaux and Cahors regions of France and by working as an assistant winemaker for Newton Vineyards in Napa Valley.…
Winemaker Ben Mayo, former winemaker and partner at Eberle Winery joins the Riboli Family winemaking team. Mayo works within the family’s Paso Robles vineyards, maintaining the winemaking equipment and ensuring the quality of the wines.
Today: After 100 years of winemaking, the Riboli family continues their legacy of producing diverse wines from their estate vineyards in California. Their winery, San Antonio Winery, remains the oldest and largest producing winery in Los Angeles. There are over 20 brands under Riboli Family Wine Estates including, San Simeon,…