Columbine Vineyards is a family owned and operated table grape grower, packer, and shipper located in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley. Our family has been growing high quality table grapes in the Delano area for three generations. Columbine Vineyards is a company focused on growing high quality grapes that have a very high eating quality which ensures customer satisfaction. Our typical harvest season is from early July to mid-December.
We are well known for the Holiday Seedless® and Black Globe® proprietary grapes that are grown and shipped exclusively by our company. Columbine Vineyards ships directly to Retailers, Wholesalers, and Exporters. We are very proud of the loyalty and close relationships we have developed with our customers over the years. Our commitment to grow sweet, flavorful grapes for our customers remains as strong today as when our founder and grandfather, Marin Caratan, began farming here in 1919.
Martin Caratan, Marin’s grandson and the third generation to oversee company operations, welcome you to enjoy a glimpse at the past and to the many facets of our family owned and operated vineyards.
In the news
Columbine Vineyards is picking up momentum on construction for its new state-of-the-art cold storage facility in Delano, California. Twice as big as the old cold storage and more efficient, this facility serves as a model of energy efficiency, safety, and sustainability. The project has the possibility of expanding to three phases. The first phase is slated to be completed by June 2014, and entails building a new 204,200 square-foot concrete and steel structure. President, Martin Caratan, tells AndNowUKnow, “We have assembled a team of experts with the goal of building the facility to preserve the shelf life and the nutritional value of the high quality grapes that Columbine Vineyards has produced for many generations.”
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Columbine Vineyards Breaks Ground On New Cold Storage Facility
By ANUK Staff
Columbine Vineyards has broken ground on its new state-of-the-art cold storage facility. M. Caratan Inc. staff and industry professionals gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony on December 12th to officially launch construction of the facility which will serve as a model of energy efficiency, safety and sustainability, according to a press release.
“Thank God for this beautiful day. I am pleased to see Columbine Vineyards graduate towards a higher level,” said Martin Caratan, M. Caratan Inc., President.
Mr Caratan adds, “We have assembled a team of experts with the goal of building the facility to preserve the shelf life and the nutritional value of the high quality grapes that Columbine Vineyards has produced for many generations.”
The project has the possibility of expanding to three phases with the first phase, slated to be completed by March 2014, consisting of building a new 204,200 square-foot concrete and steel structure with the capacity of 750,000 boxes. The final build-out would be a 428,000 square-foot structure and an ultimate capacity of 1.5 million boxes, the release states.
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