By JASON CAMPBELL
In just over a century Delicato Family Vineyards has become a powerhouse in the massive Northern California wine market – offering varietals from the desirable wine-growing locations throughout the region.
But it’s also a popular place for travelers passing through on day trips into the expanding San Joaquin County wine market with boutique wineries and vineyards drawing wine enthusiasts from throughout the Northern California region.
And sometimes you need more than just wine to keep those who visit entertained.
In addition to offering a wide range of white, red and sparkling wine developed under the wide portfolio of the Manteca headquartered company, the Delicato Family Vineyards tasting room offers everything from themed merchandise to must haves for the most distinguished wine fans.
Located on the Frontage Road between French Camp and Lathrop Roads just off of Highway 99, the tasting room – which is a popular stop with people traveling from the Bay Area up into the growing Lodi region and expanding wine markets east of Stockton – offers a full-service gift shop with fun and unique items that are geared both towards the wine world and standard home décor.
Unique signs, glass works and adornments are part of the portfolio, and both photography and fine art are a major part of the family’s encouragement of the arts in and around the area – offering shows in both disciplines annually to showcase the work of local artists.
In August of every year a winemaking workshop draws people who are interested in doing things themselves, and those who are wine club members get access to exclusive events as well as the upcoming Holiday Open House.
Delicato Family Vineyards is located at 12001 CA-99 – the frontage road along Highway 99 between Lathrop and French Camp Roads – and is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.