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About E. & J. Gallo Winery

E. & J. Gallo Winery is a family-owned winemaker, thanks in part to value-jug and -box labels Carlo Rossi and Peter Vella. The vintner owns around 15 wineries and more than 23,000 acres of California vineyards; it also contracts with other growers statewide to meet its supply needs. It is one of the leading US exporter of Californian wine, selling upwards of 100 brands, including table, sparkling and luxury wines, beverage products, dessert wines and distilled spirits from Argentina, France, Italy, New Zealand, and Spain. The company is vertically integrated, owning its vineyards. . E. & J. Gallo Winery was established in 1933 and is still owned and run by the family. In 2019, the company agreed to purchase more than 30 wine and spirits brands and facilities of Constellation.

Operations

The company is a pioneer in the art of grape growing, winemaking, sustainable practices, marketing and worldwide distribution, E. & J. Gallo crafts and imports wines and spirits to suit a diverse range of tastes and occasions, from everyday offerings to boutique, luxury bottlings.

The company offers wines and spirits. The company's portfolio is comprised of more than 100 unique brands. Premium offerings include Apothic, Carnivor, Chateau Souverain, Columbia Winery, Ecco Domani, Edna Valley Vineyard, J Vineyards & Winery, Louis M. Martini, MacMurray Estate Vineyards, Mirassou, Orin Swift, Talbott Vineyards, and William Hill Estate, along with highly acclaimed imports, such as Alamos, Brancaia, La Marca, Las Rocas, Martín Códax, Whitehaven, and LUX Wines, importers of Allegrini, Argiano, Jermann, Pieropan, Renato Ratti and Tornatore. Gallo Spirits currently offers New Amsterdam Vodka and Gin and High Noon Hard Seltzers, just to name a few. 

Its subsidiaries are Washington's Columbia Winery, Edna Valley Vineyard in San Luis Obispo County, Bridlewood Estate Winery in Santa Barbara County, and Talbott Vineyards located in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation of Monterey County.

Geographic Reach

Headquartered in Modesto, California, the company also has wineries located in California and Washington. 

With products available in more than 110 countries, E. & J. Gallo Winery is an exporter of California wine, and imports wines from Argentina, France, Italy, New Zealand and Spain.

Sales and Marketing

In terms of sales, the company collaborates with winemakers and experts to know the preferences of the consumers. Also, E. & J. Gallo Winery's Global Sourcing team works with more than 3,000 suppliers to support and grow. In addition to grape growers, suppliers include companies that provide a full range of services and support including branded wine imports, bulk wine, contract manufacturing, packaging, energy, corporate services, technology support, travel and raw materials. 

Strategy

In mid-2020, Post Malone announced his latest creation, Maison No. 9, a new French rosé created and developed in partnership with friend and entrepreneur James Morrissey of Global Brand Equities, and Dre London, long-time music manager and Founder of London Entertainment. Maison No. 9 is a light, high-quality, accessible rosé from Provence, France, that will be available online and in stores this June with exclusive distribution and sales support from E. & J. Gallo Winery.

E&J Gallo Winery aims to fuel growth through acquisitions, partnerships, and product development. In 2019 it agreed on a landmark deal with Constellation Brands to acquire nearly 35 wine and spirit brands and six wineries in California, Washington, and New York. The brands, including Mark West, Ravenswood, Wild Horse, and Black Bo, are positioned mostly towards the lower-end of the market, providing scope for E&J Gallo scope to develop and invest in the brands. The deal, which has some high regulatory hurdles to clear, will mark a step-change in E&J Gallo's scale.

Earlier that year, E. & J.Gallo Winery became the exclusive US importer for Gruppo Montenegro and its portfolio of iconic Italian spirits, including Amaro Montenegro, Select Aperitivo and Vecchia Romagna Brandy.

Mergers and Acquisitions

E. & J. Gallo agreed to acquire more than 30 of Constellation Brands' wine and spirits brands in late 2019. Included in the transaction, E. &J. Gallo will acquire six winemaking facilities of Constellation located in California, Washington, and New York. The company continues to expand and diversify its portfolio across all price points to meet growing consumer demand and evolving preferences. 

Company Background

Founded by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo in 1933 in Modesto, California, E. & J. Gallo Winery is the world's largest family-owned winery with more than 6,500 global employees and is the acclaimed producer of award-winning wines and spirits featured in more than 110 countries around the globe. A pioneer in the art of grape growing, winemaking, sustainable practices, marketing and worldwide distribution, Gallo crafts and imports wines and spirits to suit a diverse range of tastes and occasions, from everyday offerings to boutique, luxury bottlings.

In 1942, Gallo acquired the Valley Agricultural Company. In 1958, the company established Gallo Glass Company. After that, during the 1980s, Gallo opened its first international office in London. Now the company current manages more than 110 brands. 

E. & J. Gallo Winery

600 Yosemite Blvd
Modesto, CA 95354-2760
Phone: 1 (209) 341-3111

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
CIO: Kevin Barnes
President and CEO: Joseph E. Gallo
CFO: Anthony Youga
Employees (This Location): 2,500
Employees (All Locations): 6,300

Major Office Locations

Modesto, CA

Other Locations

Bentonville, AR
Acampo, CA
Commerce, CA
Fresno, CA
Gonzales, CA
Healdsburg, CA
Livingston, CA
Madera, CA
Modesto, CA
Redwood Valley, CA
Saint Helena, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA
Santa Rosa, CA
Snelling, CA
Denver, CO
Alpharetta, GA
Lisle, IL
Wakefield, MA
Pasadena, MD
Newark, NJ
Cincinnati, OH
Frisco, TX
Calgary, Canada
Halifax, Canada
Richmond, Canada
Moscow, Russia