"It would be really easy as a third-generation member of a family known for its innovation to rest on what the second generation has accomplished," says Chris Indelicato, CEO. "Over eighty years – that's a long time to be viable in the unpredictable wine business. DFV Wines is here and growing because the people who came before me never gave up.
Now it's the third generation's turn to make a mark," he continues. "In winegrape growing, you strive to send the roots deep into the earth so the vine is strong and the fruit is complex. That's what we have here at DFV Wines, a family business rooted in the earth and bearing fruit of remarkable complexity and finesse. DFV Wines' brands, vineyards, winemaking – all are thriving because our roots are strong."
One of the ways the third generation is making its mark is a reinvigorated focus on sustainable farming.
"The Indelicato family is historically a farming family," Chris says. "Our heritage of stewardship will drive the business into the future and help us to locate vineyards and wineries that share our vision of uncompromising quality coupled with responsible practices."