Our winemakers are some of the most passionate people you’ll meet!
Anthony Riboli is the first member of the fourth generation to join the family business. He is also the first family member to have received a formal degree in winemaking and grape growing from the University of California, Davis, graduating in 1998 with a M.S. in Viticulture.
During the 1997 harvest, he worked under Michael Weis at Groth Vineyards and Winery in Napa Valley. Since joining the Riboli Family Wine Estates, his foremost goal has been the constant improvement of the quality of our wines through his meticulous focus in the vineyards. Major innovations include clonal selections, crop thinning, and deficit irrigation. One of his greatest pleasures is being able to work beside his father and grandfather in our winery.
Arnaud Debons worked in the Bordeaux and Cahors regions of France after graduating from the prestigious winemaking program at the University of Toulouse in France. He decided to move to the United States for a challenge. He worked as an assistant winemaker for Newton Vineyards in Napa Valley for several years before joining our family at the San Antonio Winery in 2003. He brings constant energy and commitment to his job, and particularly enjoys visits to the winery’s estate vineyards in Monterey, Paso Robles, and Napa Valley.
Ben Mayo was raised in San Luis Obispo and has more than 15 years of winemaking experience in Paso Robles. Before San Antonio Winery, he was the winemaker and general manager at Rotta Winery and previously spent 14 years as winemaker and partner at Eberle Winery. Ben is enthusiastic about the family’s vision and passion for the Central Coast and for the opportunity to lead an estate winery and vineyards.