Gallo isn’t just a word on a label. It’s our name, our identity, the mark of our family. It’s who we are: passionate winemakers. And this is their story:
Prohibition had just ended. Ernest and Julio Gallo were traveling the country selling grapes from their family vineyard. But what they really wanted to do was start a winery. So they devoured books on winemaking in the local Modesto library and taught themselves the craft. Then they borrowed from Ernest’s mother-in-law, because that’s what families do. They help make dreams become a reality. And Ernest and Julio’s dream happened with the founding of the E. & J. Gallo Winery in 1933.
More than 80 years later we’re still at it. We’ve learned a lot along the way. About wine, sure. But also about what it means to be a family. Some call it the “new family” or the “modern family.” We just call it “family.” Because you don’t define family, you simply love them.