Riboli Family Wine Estates announces first harvest from new vineyard in the El Pomar district of Paso Robles (Press Release)
September 09, 2015
Paso Robles, CA- Riboli Family Wine Estates is proud to announce the first harvest from its newest vineyard, the estate Stefano Vineyard in the El Pomar district. “Harvest has begun early in 2015,” said Anthony Riboli, 4th generation winemaker. “We picked Viognier on August 24 in Paso Robles.” Riboli said the quantity of grapes in both Paso Robles and Monterey is low due to windy spring conditions and the widespread drought in California. “However, the quality of the grapes appears excellent due to smaller clusters and berries which result in more concentrated, flavorful wines," he added.
The estate Stefano vineyard is named for the patriarch of San Antonio Winery, Anthony’s grandfather Stefano Riboli. Stefano’s uncle, Santo Cambianica, founded San Antonio Winery in Los Angeles in 1917. In 1934, Stefano moved to Los Angeles from Italy to help his uncle run the winery, until today at 94 years old, along with his wife Maddalena, and three children.
In the 1970s, the Riboli family established a presence in Paso Robles, purchasing their first grapes from the area. Stefano Riboli planted the first vine from the newest Stefano Vineyard in 2013 (pictured above right).
San Antonio Winery’s tasting room is located at Highway 46 East and Highway 101. Riboli Family Wine Estates is currently building a new winery in Paso Robles, which will house its production facility, scheduled to open in 2016.
by Riboli Family Wine Estates
About Riboli Family Wine Estates: The Riboli family has been producing wine for four generations. It produces 18 different labels, including the popular San Simeon, Maddalena, and Stella Rosa brands. Its vineyards are located in Paso Robles, Monterey, and Napa, and it is the most awarded winery in Southern California. For more information, visit www.riboliwines.com.