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California Winery Wins Prestigious International Award

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November 20, 2018 – Delicato Family Vineyards is a California Winery that was named the USA Wine Producer of the Year at the 2018 International Wine & Spirit Competition Awards Banquet in London on November 14.

Now in its 49th year, the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition remains more relevant than ever, known for its strict submission guidelines and judging process. More than 400 global experts from 30+ countries judge samples for seven months each year, evaluating wines according to their class. Selection of winners is based not only on taste, color, aroma, etc., but also chemical analysis.

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This is the fifth time the Napa-based winery has received the prestigious award since 2001. Ten wines from Delicato Family Vineyards received individual awards this year, with the 2014 Black Stallion Estate Winery Limited Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, earning Gold medal honors.


Delicato is a family-owned winery founded in 1924 now in the hands of the fourth generation. Delicato is the fifth largest exporter of branded wines in the U.S., moving up two spots from last year’s list.

“Winning the IWSC USA Wine Producer of the Year award is an honor,” said Chris Indelicato, CEO, and president of Delicato Family Vineyards. “This award is a testament to the quality of our wine and the amazing vineyards in California and other top wine regions in the U.S.”

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