History

Opaque means impenetrable to light and refers to the dark, inky, impenetrable color of our family’s award-winning wines. Our mission is to reveal the deep, dark, and bold flavors in every bottle.

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THE RIBOLI FAMILY

The success of Opaque comes from the tenacity of The Riboli Family and their strong belief in crafting the finest artisan wines. The family’s beginnings date back to 1917 when they opened San Antonio Winery in Downtown Los Angeles. Since then, the family has been blessed with four generations contributing to their vision of excellence, expansion up the coastline, and prosperity across the Golden State.

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THE LAND

Our estate vineyard in Paso Robles is named Quarry Heights due to its steep, rocky hillsides and view of an old quarry.

Paso Robles is known for its warm days and drastic temperature drops in the evenings. This unique climate creates deep color, rich flavors, and complex structure. The head-trained vines grow on calcareous shale soils that impart a distinct minerality to the wine. Quality wines always begin in the vineyards.

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