Founded in the late 1970's, Maddalena Vineyard is a pioneer of California's Central Coast appellation, which includes Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara Counties. At that time, the Central Coast was relatively unproven in its ability to produce world-class wines. Today, however, the coast is the most rapidly growing premium wine region in California.
Quality begins in the vineyards. The Riboli family farms estate vineyards in Monterey in order to insure the ultimate level of grape quality. Long-term partner-growers also strive to achieve the same level of strict control. This dedication to quality continues in the cellar, where fourth-generation winemaker Anthony Ribolii and Associate winemaker Arnaud Debons employ traditional techniques to create a flavorful style with ripe fruit and soft tannins. All vineyard lots are fermented separately to preserve the individual flavors or terroir of each parcel of land. After fermentation, wines are aged in new and used oak barrels from numerous French and American coopers. Careful blending creates the greatest degree of complexity and insures consistency of style from vintage to vintage.