Delgadillo Cellars is truly committed to releasing the highest quality wine. They do this with an unusual philosophy. They believe staying small helps them interact more effectively with consumers. There are also other key factors at play making the Delgadillo experience a unique one. It begins with an All-American story.
Ignacio Delgadillo, Sr. came to California from Mexico as a young man looking for a better life. Since then he has truly achieved the American dream with 30 years in the wine business. During that time he has been a vineyard worker, a cellar master and a winemaker. He’s also an entrepreneur who started three wine businesses: a custom wood wine box company called Wine Country Cases, a vineyard management company and, with his son Ignacio Delgadillo Jr. in 2001, Delgadillo Cellars was born. Tending to their own vines is an important connection to the outcome of their exceptional wine. All year long the father and son team personally manage the very vines that produce their fruit.
With Ignacio senior’s extensive knowledge of the vineyards of Napa Valley, he and his family selected a small vineyard along Mill Creek in the northwest part of the valley. The Cabernet vines in Mill Creek Vineyard were planted between 1971 and 1976. Spur pruned, ladder trained and completely dry-farmed, the fruit from these vines is concentrated, complex and elegant.
Tucked along a small creek in rocky soils, our Coombsville vineyard benefits from temperate conditions. Cooled by morning fog, then bathed in afternoon sunshine, the Cabernet Sauvignon vines develop small berries with remarkably rich flavor. In this vineyard, Nature provides a gift of superb grapes, with just a little nurturing by us. The result – incredible Cabernet Sauvignon!
Delgadillo Cellars farms the sites, allowing them to hand tend the fruit from bud break to bottling.