NAPA, California — Delicato Family Vineyards (Delicato) announced it acquired the Central Coast California Blossom Hill Winery from Treasury Wine Estates. The acquisition is part of Delicato’s ongoing premiumization and growth strategy, following on the heels of the recent announcement of its strategic investment in Sonoma’s luxury portfolio of brands, V2 Wine Group.
The winery, which will be called Alba Coast Winery, is in the Paicines AVA in San Benito County and has a history of premium winemaking. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
“The name Alba means ‘dawn’ or ‘sunrise’ in Italian and reflects a ‘new dawn’ for the pioneering winery, which was established during early Central Coast wine and vineyard development,” said Delicato President and CEO, Chris Indelicato. “My grandfather started with a single winery almost 100 years ago and as we continue to grow our business and expand our luxury portfolio, taking steps to ensure quality winemaking will remain our top priority.”
The Alba Coast Winery provides Delicato with an additional 4 million cases of growth capacity. The acquisition does not include any brands, but will be used to support the growth of Delicato’s premium and ultra-premium wines from the Monterey and Central Coast regions such as Noble Vines, Gnarly Head, Z. Alexander Brown, Diora and Irony. The winery will also support two of the company’s premier Central Coast vineyards in the San Bernabe AVA and Santa Lucia Highlands as well as grower partners.
Delicato Family Vineyards is a family-owned company founded in 1924. Four generations of the Indelicato family have overseen vineyard operations and winemaking at their California properties.