As the 4th generation of the 100-year-old San Antonio Winery, L.A.’s largest and longest-producing winery, Dante Colombatti not only understands the importance of tradition, but has carried on the family legacy by helping to catapult the iconic winery to the national stage.
Dante’s vision was instrumental in their Stella Rosa brand becoming the #1 imported Italian wine in the country and in developing its innovative, award-winning aluminum can packaging. His creative energy spearheaded national marketing campaigns for the Riboli Family Wine Estate’s other award-winners, such as Maddalena, San Simeon, Opaque, San Antonio Cardinale, and Bodega Sangria, as well as the new Rosa 22 aperitif being introduced this fall.
Never content with the status quo, the WSET 3 awarded marketing director has increased the winery’s online sales by 30 percent, created their very popular artisan wine club, and initiated an online club designed for sweet wine lovers (www.SweetWineClub.com). Dante’s also launching a website for wine lovers to design personalized wine labels that’s set to launch in the fall. (www.personalizedwinelabels.com).
With an associate’s degree from the Art Institute in graphic and web design and a bachelor’s of science in marketing from Regis University, Dante founded two companies that provided event and media support for brands such as Levis, Belkin, Nixon, Lego, Jarritos, Fiat, and New Castle Brewing. In 2016 he sold both media houses to Beacon Media. (www.LACANVAS.com)( Foam Magazine)
Dante’s dedication to the community and the environment motivated him to implement a million dollar water treatment plant at the family’s new winery in Paso Robles. He’s committed to expanding the company’s non-profit and charity presence, currently participating in a program that provides clean water to needy people in third world countries