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Johnson Brothers Expands Partnership with Delicato Family Wines


St. Paul, Minn. – November 21, 2022 – Johnson Brothers has signed a new agreement with Delicato Family Wines to expand distribution beyond West Virginia and North Carolina to now include Minnesota, Iowa, and Hawaii, effective January 1, 2023.

“With our Delicato relationship expanding to five states, we are excited to broaden our supplier portfolio and partner with not just another family-owned company, but a top-five wine supplier,” said Michael Johnson, Chairman and Co-Owner of Johnson Brothers. “We look forward to the continued growth of this relationship and are committed to executing, activating, and building this portfolio in the marketplace.”

Delicato Family Wines, a fourth-generation family-owned company founded in 1924, is the fifth largest wine company in the U.S. by volume sales and is the U.S. category leader in premium 3L box wines with Bota Box, the original eco-friendly boxed wine. Delicato’s diverse portfolio includes leading popular, luxury, import, and agency brands, such as Coppola Diamond Collection, the U.S.’s #3 domestic super-premium wine brand, as well as Impact Hot Prospect Brands 1924 and Three Finger Jack, and Z. Alexander Brown Wines, the highly successful collaboration with musician Zac Brown. 

“Our partnership with Johnson Brothers continues to evolve, and we are pleased to expand our footprint with them in three new markets – Minnesota, Iowa, and Hawaii,” said Delicato CEO Chris Indelicato. “We look forward to growing our portfolio with Johnson Brothers, allowing us to drive sales growth and profitability together.”

About Johnson Brothers

Johnson Brothers is a leading wine, beer, and spirits distributor in the United States. As a third-generation family company, Johnson Brothers continues to be driven by the values established by its founder Lynn Johnson in 1953: work ethic, passion, innovation, teamwork, excellence, and integrity. By partnering with the best suppliers worldwide, Johnson Brothers delivers outstanding brands and services to customers across 21 states. To learn more about Johnson Brothers and its supplier partners, visit Johnsonbrothers.com, or connect on LinkedInInstagram, and Facebook.

About Delicato Family Wines

Delicato Family Wines is a fourth-generation, family-owned company founded in 1924, that is among the top five 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, and Diora in addition to imported luxury estate wines such as Stoneleigh (New Zealand) and Torbreck Vintners (Australia). For more information, visit www.delicato.com or contact Brent Dodd, Director of Corporate Communications at [email protected].

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