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Ben Mayo Joins Winemaking Team at San Antonio Winery


Bringing on the accomplished, locally-grown winemaker – in tandem with construction of its new winery facility – further bolsters San Antonio Winery’s long-term investment in both its wine quality and Paso Robles wine country.

Ben MayoMay 10, 2016 (Paso Robles, California) – San Antonio Winery, established in 1917 and founding winery of Riboli Family Wine Estates, is proud to announce that Ben Mayo has joined their winemaking team in Paso Robles.

Raised in San Luis Obispo and boasting more than 15 years of winemaking experience in Paso Robles, Mayo joins the San Antonio winemaking team focusing predominantly on the San Simeon, Maddalena, and Opaque brands of the Riboli Family Wine Estates portfolio. Mayo will also be heavily involved in the construction and management of the new state-of-the-art winery on Wisteria Lane off Golden Hill Road, opening in the summer of 2016.

Most recently, Mayo was the winemaker and general manager at Rotta Winery. Previously, he spent 14 years as winemaker and partner at Eberle Winery. Both are located in the Paso Robles AVA.

“Our family has been committed to Paso Robles since the early 1980s, and we work tirelessly to continue to innovate both in the vineyards and the winery with each vintage, as well as to provide a truly unmatched experience for those who visit our tasting room,” said fourth-generation family Winemaker, Anthony Riboli. “By joining our team, Ben will help us to exceed these goals. We couldn’t be happier.”

Mayo says what drew him to San Antonio is the family’s vision and passion for the Central Coast and the opportunity to lead boutique vineyard-driven brands that showcase the very best vineyards in Paso Robles and Monterey. The family farms eight estate vineyards in the following AVAs: El Pomar, Creston, Santa Lucia Highlands, and Arroyo Seco.

“As a fourth-generation family having produced wine for almost 100 years, they are dedicated to constantly evolving as a company and are completely invested in the Central Coast,” said Mayo.

Ben, whose parents still live in San Luis Obispo, currently resides in Paso Robles with his wife and two children.


Founded in downtown Los Angeles in 1917, San Antonio Winery spans four generations of the Riboli family. Three generations currently contribute to the winery’s success and growth of the Riboli Family Wine Estates portfolio. Since the early 1980s, the winery has been committed to growing its presence in the award-winning Paso Robles wine region, from estate vineyards in the El Pomar and Creston Districts to its ever-popular tasting room on Highway 46 East. Their new state-of-the-art winery facility opens in Paso Robles in the summer of 2016. Throughout California, the family also farms estate vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands and Arroyo Seco AVAs of Monterey and the Rutherford AVA of Napa Valley. Follow San Antonio Winery and Riboli Family Wine Estates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit www.sanantoniowinery.com.

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