Delicato Family Wines
Delicato Family Wines produces a portfolio of premium wines from a selection of the most desirable vineyards in notable California wine-growing regions such as Napa, Lodi, Monterey and Sonoma to craft wines that express the diversity of these appellations. The Indelicato family has always understood that wine quality starts in the vineyard and the vineyard is first and foremost a living thing. Delicato will always strive to farm using sustainable practices that allow them to grow, produce and sell quality wines in a manner that benefits everyone – employees, neighbors, land and wildlife. With a passion for excellence, Delicato Family Wines has all the ingredients to produce an amazing range of wine styles and flavors. Salute!
Pinot Grigio clone selection 152 has noble roots that can be traced back to the Alsace region, thanks to Army General Lazarus de Schwendi who picked up a few vine cuttings on his way home to France in the 16th Century.
Each vine type performs best when it is planted in the kind of soil and climate in which it was born. The clay-rich soil of our Clay Station Vineyard is punctuated with sand and rock which provides a mix similar to the ancestral home of clone selection 181 in Bordeaux, France.
During the Prohibition Era, wine was made at home and doctors "prescribed" bourbon. These two once-forbidden favorites inspired the 1924 Bourbon Barrel-aged Cabernet Sauvignon.
The year was 1924 and it was the heart of the Prohibition Era. It was also the year our family planted and farmed vineyard in California. Story goes some of those grapes might have been used to make wine.
A Prohibition-style dark red blend that pays homage to our family's first vineyard planted in 1924 during wine's darkest hour. Double Black upholds the Gnarly Head maxim: bold and rebellious.
During the Roaring 20's, demand for port-style wines proved to be a customer favorite at speakeasies across the country.
Two once-forbidden favorites during the Prohibition Era inspired the 1924 Scotch Barrel-aged Chardonnay
Named after vineyard Block 242, located at the northernmost point of our San Bernabe Vineyard, these vines enjoy the cool, coastal climate of the Monterey Coast.
Know the Numbers! Cabernet Sauvignon vine selection 337 is a registered numbered vine clone that originated in the clay soils of Bordeaux, France.
Chardonnay vine selection 4 was planted on our Monterey vineyard block 46 - hence, the designation "446" on our label.
515 celebrates the enchanted time of 5:15pm, so named by our winemakers for the time they occasionally pause from their work to enjoy a taste of this bright, delightful wine.
One of the prestigious "Dijon Clones", vine selection 667 was brought to California from Burgundy, France because this vine stock generates deep color and several layers of tannins.