It started with a single vine and a love for grapes… Marin Caratan has become a local legend in Delano, CA, where he settled in 1919. His passion and dedication would turn into a lifelong pursuit for exceptional quality. In 1926, Caratan and his brother planted their first vines in the San Joaquin Valley, an ideal area for producing the finest quality grapes. Their farm soon became known as an inclusive and exceptional and place to work. With a respect for the original Founders, Columbine Vineyards continues to advance this legacy of dedication, hard work, and love. Through stewardship of soil, sustainable growing practices, and a unique breeding program that has brought Holiday® and Milano® varieties to stores, we’ve always looked to the future while honoring the past. Like the first heritage vines planted by the original Caratan family, Columbine Vineyards continues to grow year over year, advancing a legacy of love that can be found in every bunch of our fresh California grapes.