Overview
Capsule: 
"Raise Your Game!"
Founded: 
2007
Terlato Representation: 
Since 2012
Flagship Product: 
“The Icon” Cabernet Sauvignon
Price Point: 
$15-$50
Overview: 

Tradition of Excellence
Mike Ditka is a living legend, known for his life-long achievements and personal passion, primarily in the field of professional football.  Whether as a Player - as driving force on the NFL-Champion 1963 Chicago Bears, as a Coach - winning the Super Bowl and Coach of the Year with the 1985-6 Bears, as a NFL Hall of Famer – inducted in 1988 as the first tight end, or as a media Icon – currently headlining for ESPN, Coach Ditka’s mark of excellence in sport is indelible.

Mike Ditka’s passions extend beyond football, however, to include the world of food and wine.  He is the owner and proprietor of several iconic steakhouses bearing his name.  It is for this reason that Coach Ditka is always in search of quality wines, with which to pair his restaurant’s fine dishes. 

Mike Ditka has known Bill Terlato for nearly 20 years, brought together by their enthusiasm for sports, food & wine, and a good cigar.  Mike & Bill recognized an opportunity to offer an approachable collection of superior quality wines, at attractive price points, that would delight the Coach’s restaurant patrons and fans.

At Terlato Wines, we are very pleased to partner with Coach Ditka – both to provide his fans with fine wine options and to celebrate his legacy, as a living legend in sport.

 

Winemaker: 
Mike Ditka worked with Bill Terlato to select varietals and pricepoints appropriate to pairing with popular foods. The wines are crafted by the Terlato winemaking team.
Vineyard: 

The flagship Legend Series range features Napa Valley fruit, sourced primarily from renowned vineyards in the Rutherford and Stags Leap District appellations. The “Player,” “Coach” and “Hall of Famer” series wines feature fruit from select vineyards throughout California.

Ownership: 

Mike Ditka Wines is a partnership between Mike Ditka and Terlato Wines International. These signature wines combine the Coach’s lifelong pursuit of excellence with the longstanding quality orientation of the Terlato Family.