Bancroft Wines to distribute Delicato Family Vineyards wines in the UK
Bancroft Wines has announced its appointment as the UK agent for California-based Delicato Family Vineyards.
From August 1, Bancroft will represent key Delicato brands including Noble Vines, Gnarly Head, Brazin, Stone Barn, and Black Stallion Estate Winery.
Delicato was founded by Gaspare Indelicato and his uncle Sebastiano Luppino; Italian immigrants who started growing grapes in Lodi in 1924.
Today the company is run by Gaspare’s grandsons Chris Indelicato, president and ceo, and his brother Jay Indelicato, coo. They farm more than 1,700 hectares of family-owned vineyards across Lodi, Monterey and Napa Valley.
Bancroft’s ceo, Jon Worsley, said: “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, said: “Delicato is the seventh largest exporter of Californian wines, with established distribution partnerships across five continents in more than 50 countries worldwide. As the sixth 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.”