NAPA, Calif., Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Delicato Family Vineyards was honored by wine industry consulting firm Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates with the 2014 Winery of the Year award at the annual Unified Wine & Grape Symposium held this week in Sacramento. This is the second time in four years that Delicato has received this honor, which acknowledges leadership in the wine industry through proven results.
Presented by GFA partner, Jon Fredrikson, Delicato Family Vineyards was recognized for the company's longevity as a family-owned California winery and outstanding annual growth of more than 800,000 cases, up 12.4 percent versus the prior year. Fredrikson cited the company's leadership in the premium 3-liter box category with Bota Box continuing to drive double-digit growth, while Delicato's track record of new brand success and strong portfolio of growing brands like Noble Vines and HandCraft were also recognized.
"Delicato Family Vineyards is honored to receive this prestigious distinction and we believe this is a direct reflection of our people and their collective passion to continually improve, evolve and innovate," said Chris Indelicato, President and CEO, Delicato Family Vineyards. "We are especially indebted to our distributor, restauranteur and retailer partners who have been instrumental in getting our wines in the hands of consumers."
The award comes on the heels of a standout year for Delicato. In 2014, Delicato Family Vineyards launched Belle Ambiance, the number one new wine brand of 2014* and finished out the year as the second largest driver of revenue growth to the industry*. Today, Delicato is one of the fastest growing wine companies in the country, growing faster than any other top ten supplier*, according to Nielsen.
*Nielsen FDL+, 52 weeks ending 12/6/14
About Delicato Family Vineyards
Delicato Family Vineyards is a pioneering family-owned California winery founded in 1924. Three generations of the Indelicato family have guided grapes from vineyard to bottle and into homes and dining establishments around the world. Delicato Family Vineyards produces and represents wines of the highest quality made in accordance with sustainable winegrowing practices. For more information, visit www.delicato.com.
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