San Antonio Winery, the founding winery of Riboli Family Wine Estates, has completed a solar project that will supply energy to its new world-class production facility and hospitality center in Paso Robles, California.
The 517-kw rooftop system was designed and built by REC Solar, a California-based provider of commercial, public sector and utility-scale solar solutions. It generates 827,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, enough to power 60 homes for a year. The system will provide about 80 percent of the energy needed for the facility and is expected to save more than $4 million over the next 30 years.
"This year Riboli Family Wine Estates is celebrating our 100th year producing wine. The solar system and other sustainability measures at our newest facility in Paso Robles are perfect examples of the continued innovation that has helped make our business successful," said fourth-generation family winemaker Anthony Riboli.
"We are blessed to work in a beautiful area with a climate that provides us with plenty of sunshine. Using that sun to generate our own renewable power on our rooftop is a huge win. It empowers us to minimize our impact on the environment, create more predictable costs and produce incredible wine in our sustainable, modern facility," said Riboli.
The rooftop project uses 1,520 panels across approximately 100,000 square feet of roof space, making it one of the largest rooftop solar projects for a winery on the Central Coast. The solar is on the roof of the production facility and will power both the wine operations and the adjacent hospitality center.
"The entire Paso Robles facility is an incredible showcase for San Antonio Winery's investment in the environment, the community and great wine," said Alan Russo, senior vice president of sales and marketing at REC Solar. "We are proud to have partnered with them on this solar energy initiative."
About REC Solar
REC Solar is a nationwide leader providing complete commercial, public sector and utility-scale solar solutions. In 1997, our founders had a simple idea - create better power. Since then we have helped hundreds of organizations across the United States think differently about energy; saving money, creating predictability in operating costs, reducing their environmental impact, and pushing their business forward. REC Solar offers all design, engineering, financing and maintenance services in house, allowing for a simple customer experience. Our unmatched expertise and quality are enhanced by the creativity we bring to each project. By integrating into the core beliefs, values and community of the organizations we work with, we generate greater business value.
About San Antonio Winery & Riboli Family Wine Estates
Established in downtown Los Angeles in 1917, San Antonio Winery, founding winery of Riboli Family Wine Estates, continues a proud heritage of winemaking in Los Angeles and Paso Robles that spans four generations of the Riboli family. The family's commitment to producing award-winning wines has included investing in vineyards in California's most prestigious regions, including the Rutherford AVA of Napa Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands and Arroyo Seco AVAs of Monterey County and the El Pomar and Creston Districts of Paso Robles. Most recently the Riboli family has been committed to growing its presence in the award-winning Paso Robles wine region, opening a state-of-the-art winery in 2016. Follow San Antonio Winery and Riboli Family Wine Estates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit www.sanantoniowinery.com. The award-winning wines in the Riboli Family Wine Estates portfolio can be enjoyed at their three tasting rooms located at: 2610 Buena Vista Drive in Paso Robles, CA; 737 Lamar Street in Los Angeles, CA; 2802 S. Milliken Avenue in Ontario, CA.