Rack & Riddle Expansion News

Mar 22, 2023

Rack & Riddle Expands Sparkling Capabilities with Charmat Facility

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Healdsburg, CA (March 22, 2023) — Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services (R&R) is excited to announce today that it has expanded its sparkling capabilities through a multi-year lease agreement with Delicato Family Wines, a Top 10 U.S. producer of California wines. As the only Charmat facility in coastal Northern California, this is an important step in R&R’s growth and expansion strategy, enabling the Company to serve its clients with increased capacity and advanced production capabilities.

The facility features state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure, allowing R&R to offer its customers a completely new range of services, specifically including: wine canning; in-line carbonation; and the production of Charmat-style sparkling wines. With this expansion, R&R will be able to produce all styles of sparkling wines, further enhancing its previously established industry-leading position. R&R’s exceptional winemaking consistently crafts award-winning Méthode Champenoise sparkling wines.

“As the second largest producer of Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine in the U.S., this is an exciting evolution of our business,” says shared Co-Chief Executive Officers Rebecca Faust and Bruce Lundquist. “We believe that combining our expertise and Delicato’s state-of-the-art Charmat sparkling wine facility will allow us to deliver even more value to our customers. We are beyond pleased to have this association with Delicato Family Wines and their exceptional talents as epitomized by the Indelicato Family.”

This partnership expands R&R’s production capabilities by 345,000 gallons, which feed directly into an 85,000-square-foot building, delivering quality wines to in-line carbonation bottling and canning lines. Both companies will work closely to ensure a seamless transition for their customers.

“This collaboration allows us to optimize our operations and provides us with the flexibility to continue growing our business. As a client of Rack & Riddle, we believe that our partnership will create value for both parties. Based on their success in the industry and similar company values, I do not doubt that this will be a successful and long-term relationship,” remarked Delicato Family Wines CEO Chris Indelicato.

Rack & Riddle is excited to begin this new chapter and looks forward to continuing to grow and innovate in the years to come on behalf of its current clients and those who await in the future.

About Rack & Riddle

Rack & Riddle is an innovative leader in the custom crush and wine services marketplace. Committed to providing pristine facilities where both resident and client winemakers are able to craft award-winning sparkling and still wines, its facilities are bustling year-round. Rack & Riddle offers complete grape-to-bottle and base wine-to-bottle production, and private label sparkling wine services. It controls more than 2.5 million gallons of stainless-steel storage and fermentation vessels across three distinct winery sites, where an exceptional winemaking team produces both Méthode Champenoise & Charmat Sparkling Wines, as well as client-driven Still Wines.

For more information, please contact GM Mark Garaventa: 707-433-8400, mark@rackandriddle.com.

About Delicato Family Wines

Delicato Family Wines is a fourth-generation, family-owned company founded in 1924 and ranks among the largest wine companies in the U.S. Delicato’s diversified portfolio of leading wine brands includes Bota Box, Coppola Diamond Collection, Noble Vines, Gnarly Head, Z. Alexander Brown, Coppola Director’s Cut, Black Stallion, Three Finger Jack, Sofia, 1924, and Schmitt Söhne Family Wines (Germany). Transcendent Wines, Delicato’s fine wine sales and marketing portfolio, includes such luxury brands as Black Stallion Limited Release (Napa) and Diora (Monterey, Calif.) in addition to imported luxury estate wines such as Stoneleigh (New Zealand) and Torbreck Vintners (Australia). For more information, visit www.delicato.com and follow on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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