Chris Indelicato, the growth driver

The president and CEO of Delicato Family wines has presided over the rapid growth and expansion of the company. Felicity Carter speaks to Chris Indelicato.

Chris Indelicato, CEO, Delicato Family Wines
Chris Indelicato, CEO, Delicato Family Wines

Chris Indelicato is president and CEO of Delicato Family Wines. A member of the family’s third generation, Indelicato presides over one of California’s fastest growing wineries, a family-owned business that’s made wine in California for nearly a century. Born and raised in Manteca, California, where his grandfather Gaspare Indelicato planted the family’s first vineyard in 1924, Indelicato was immersed in the work of wine from early on. After he graduated from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Indelicato went on to become a licensed certified public accountant before assuming the roles of president and CEO of Delicato Family Wines in 2004. The company is now one of the top ten US wine companies by volume, selling more than 11m cases a year, with more than 30 brands in its portfolio. 

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