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four generations

A Family Winery

Delicato Family Wines is one of the fastest growing wine companies in the U.S., and a family-owned winery with nearly a century of history of farming grapes in California and of crafting superior quality wines. Anchored by a long-term focus, the Indelicato family have infused their culture of integrity, hard work, and high standards into the fabric of the dynamic wine company they’ve built.

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family owned & operated since 1924

Three generations of the Indelicato family have steered the winery to the position it holds today, beginning with Gaspare Indelicato. An emigrant from Sicily, Italy, Gaspare Indelicato planted the first Delicato vineyard in Manteca, California, in 1924—an area that reminded him of his homeland. With his three sons, he went on to establish a winery, building a solid reputation for making quality wines. 

“Now, more than ninety years after Dad planted the first vines in 1924, we have never lost sight of the fact that this is more than just a livelihood. It is the realization of the dream of our father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.”

- VINCENT INDELICATO, 2nd Generation Family Member, 1933—2017

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A Top 10

Wine Company

By 1940, the Delicato winery was making and selling about 15,000 gallons a year. In 1955, production reached 74,107 gallons – a long way from the mere 3,451 gallons of twenty years earlier. By 1964, the winery increased its capacity to 403,000 gallons. This steady growth over the years is what makes Delicato Family Wines today a top 10 U.S. wine supplier. With total sales of more than 12 million cases per year and more than a decade of sustained double-digit growth, Delicato Family Wines is the sixth largest winery in America and the sixth-largest exporter of branded wine from the USA.

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2010

Bota Box Reaches 1 million Cases

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2014

Top 10 U.S. Wine Supplier

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2014

Wine Enthusiast's Winery of the Year

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2015

U.S.'s Fastest Growing Top 10 Winery

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2016

Acquires Santa Lucia Highlands Vineyards

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2017

Best USA Wine Producer at Int'l. Wine & Spirits Competition

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2017

Partners with V2 Wine Group; Purchases Alba Coast winery

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2018

11 Million Cases in Sales

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2018

Expands portfolio to Chile

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2018

Transcendent fine wine sales division launches

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2019

Expands portfolio to Germany

rooted in california

Our Locations

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Manteca

Our founder, Gaspare Indelicato, came to America from Sicily, Italy, and planted a vineyard in Manteca, California. With his three sons, he established a vineyard and winery which today has grown to include our operations, distribution and administrative functions.

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Napa

Delicato Family Wines’ footprint in the Napa region started in 2000, with fewer than ten employees. Today this location serves as the company headquarters.

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Black Stallion Estate Winery

In 2010, the Indelicato family laid down roots in one of the most esteemed wine regions of California, Napa Valley. Located on the historic Silverado Trail, in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, Black Stallion Estate Winery specializes in unforgettable Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

San Bernabe

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San Bernabe Vineyards & Winery

Grapes from our magnificent, 4,000-acre San Bernabe vineyard, along California’s cool, windy Monterey Coast, are a cornerstone of our sourcing program. Fruit harvested here is crushed at our on-site winery, maximizing quality.

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Clay Station Vineyard

Situated in the heart of the Lodi wine region, this 1,300-acre vineyard is home to granitic, cobblestoned soils. It’s an ideal site for red grape varieties, and yields bold wines of character and complexity.

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Alba Coast Winery

Acquired in 2017, our Alba Coast winery is located in the Paicines AVA of San Benito County. It provides capacity for processing grapes grown in our Central Coast vineyards.

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Santa Lucia Highlands

In 2016, Delicato Family Wines acquired a historic, 243-acre vineyard from the McFarland family, who established some of the Santa Lucia Highlands’ earliest modern plantings of Burgundian varietals. The acquisition strengthened the Delicato Family Wines presence in California’s leading appellations and added renowned Pinot Noir and Chardonnay holdings.

“With a strong vision for our future and a passion for quality wines, our leadership teams are dedicated to building a family winery that holds themselves above others, is responsible and believes in operating in a sustainable way.”

- CHRIS INDELICATO, CEO & President

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Leadership

Delicato Family Wines is dedicated to preserving family ownership for generations to come, and benefits from two groups of independent directors: an Advisory Board and a Family Board. The Boards provide a breadth of general business and wine industry experience to help guide the company’s strategic direction. The Advisory Board consists of three independent directors, and representatives from each of Gaspare Indelicato's three sons' families. The Advisory Board reports to the Family Board.

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Chairperson & Treasurer
Third Generation
Marie Indelicato Mathews
family board member
chief executive officer
Third Generation
Chris Indelicato
family board member
COO & asst. secretary
Third Generation
Jay Indelicato
family board member
Secretary
Third Generation
Frank Indelicato Jr.
family board member
Customer Service Representative
Third Generation
Michael Indelicato
family board member
Enologist
Fourth Generation
Stephen Mathews
advisory board member
Chairman
Michael Mondavi
advisory board member
Director
Bruce Chizen
advisory board member
Director
Clarice Turner
advisory board member
Director
Third Generation
Jay Indelicato
advisory board member
Director
Third Generation
Marie Indelicato Mathews
advisory board member
Director
Third Generation
Cheryl Indelicato
executive council member
President & CEO
Third Generation
Chris Indelicato
executive council member
Chief Operating Officer
Third Generation
Jay Indelicato
executive council member
Chief Financial Officer
Ian Swanson
executive council member
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Emily Ingram
executive council member
Executive Vice President, Marketing
Jon Guggino
executive council member
Executive Vice President, Sales
Mark Merrion
executive council member
Executive Vice President, Development
Riccardo Mora
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