Maddalena Wines

About Maddalena

We celebrate our Founder, Maddalena Riboli, with each bottle of her namesake wine. We extend our family tradition for you to enjoy as well.

Maddalena Riboli

From the moment Maddalena Riboli emigrated to the United States as a little girl from Italy in 1929, she built a foundation to last her a lifetime of a strong work ethic as she and her family farmed the fields in the San Fernando Valley and later to the areas east of Los Angeles.

Photo of Maddalena and Stefano Riboli, and Santo Cambianica in front of the San Antonio Winery on Lamar Street in 1948.

The Visionary

Maddalena has always been a bold visionary. Being a woman in the wine industry was not easy, but Maddalena was the driving force behind San Antonio Winery and her charisma and work ethic were keys to its success. It was Maddalena’s vision to expand the family’s winery with vineyard holdings in Monterey County and Paso Robles. It was she who began the Maddalena restaurant at the winery, to cater to the many guests who visited.

The Legacy

Maddalena is now in her mid 90’s, and along with her husband Stefano, children and grandchildren, she is an actively involved and continues to advise at the winery where she began her wine career as a young woman in America. Maddalena and Stefano Riboli have created an enduring wine legacy and are very proud of their achievements in the wine industry of California and to the community of Los Angeles.

Photo taken in 2018 Stefano Riboli 97, Maddalena Riboli 96

The Vineyards

The Riboli family has made a steadfast commitment to producing the highest quality grapes from estate vineyards in two of the most prestigious regions along California’s Central Coast: Paso Robles and Monterey.

Our vineyards are meticulously farmed to yield grapes with concentrated flavors and aromas that express their true terroir. We utilize traditional and modern winemaking techniques to create unique wines of the highest quality and character. We pay special attention to the cultivation of our estate vineyards, confident you’ll taste the fruits of our passion in the complexity of our wines.

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