Vince Indelicato is a great communicator. He was Delicato Family Vineyards’ first salesman, honing his skills as a young man way back when the company was still called Sam Jasper Winery. "I have always loved talking to people," Vince says. "I still have great friendships from when I started in this business many years ago."
Former President and CEO of Delicato Family Vineyards, Vince brings a depth of understanding of the cycles of the wine industry that he earned only through experience. "I've seen the wine business change over the years," he says. "It's a tough business and, although our family has weathered some pretty rough storms, we learned to never give up, to always keep pushing. We love farming. We love the wine industry. It never occurred to us to quit."
Vince's fortitude and business ethics are the gifts that he brings to his position as Chairman, Family Board of Directors. He has served on the Board since 1973. "Witnessing the tremendous growth of the company over the decades and watching the Generation Three take the reins has been very gratifying," he says. "The future is very promising."
Vince and his wife Dorothy remain active in the day to day business of DFV. His daughter, Marie, manages the tasting rooms in Manteca as well as Black Stallion Winery in Napa, and son Robert is also in the wine industry. Vince holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. Vince's favorite pastime is spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.