Bancroft Wines announces their appointment as agents in the UK for California-based Delicato Family Vineyards (“Delicato”), one of the top ten wine companies in the US. Effective August 1st Bancroft Wines will represent key Delicato brands including Noble Vines, Gnarly Head, Brazin, Stone Barn, and Black Stallion Estate Winery, which won the IWSC trophy for Best USA Wine Producer in 2017.
Delicato was founded by Gaspare Indelicato and his uncle Sebastiano Luppino, Italian immigrants who started growing grapes in Lodi in 1924. Family-owned and operated since the company’s founding, four generations of the Indelicato family have cemented the winery’s commitment and reputation for innovation, quality and environmental stewardship.
Today, Delicato is one of the fastest-growing wine companies in the United States, and is run by Gaspare’s grandsons Chris Indelicato, president and CEO, and his brother Jay Indelicato, COO. They farm over 1,700 hectares of family-owned vineyards across Lodi, Monterey, and Napa Valley.
Bancroft Wines’ CEO Jon Worsley comments:
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to begin this new partnership with Delicato Family Vineyards. Over the years they have championed the quality and diversity of premium Californian wines, and most importantly, we share our fundamental values of family, quality and sustainability. The Bancroft team looks forward to building on current sales, increasing distribution in the UK and forming a long-term partnership”.
Chris Indelicato, Delicato Family Vineyards President and CEO comments:
“Delicato is the seventh largest exporter of California wines, with established distribution partnerships across five continents in more than 50 countries worldwide. As the 6th largest wine market in the world – this market is important to our industry and our business, and we are confident that Bancroft Wines is the right fit to represent our portfolio.”