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E. & J. Gallo Winery is the largest winery in the world today. Family-owned, with fourteen family members, spanning four generations of the Gallo family, actively working in the business.
Established in 1933 and headquartered in Modesto, California, E. & J. Gallo Winery remains a privately-held and ever-growing company that employs 5,500 people worldwide.
E. & J. Gallo Winery offers a broad array of products that total 80 brands and include table and sparkling wines, beverage products, dessert wines and distilled spirits.
With products available in more than 90 countries, E. & J. Gallo Winery is the largest exporter of California wine, and imports wines from Argentina, Italy, New Zealand and Spain.
E. & J. Gallo Winery is one of the most highly acclaimed wine companies in the world, having earned major awards from prestigious wine competitions in the U.S. and internationally.
E. & J. Gallo owns ten wineries and over 20,000 acres of vineyards across the state of California. In addition, the company maintains contracts with growers around the state that assist with yearly supply.
E. & J. Gallo Winery's commitment to protecting the land and enhancing wildlife habitat through sustainable agricultural practices originated with the Winery's co-founders, Ernest and Julio, in the late 1930s. All of the Winery's coastal vineyards participate in a unique land management plan started by the co-founders where for every acre of land planted in vineyard, one acre of property is set aside to help protect and enhance wildlife habitat.
E. & J. Gallo Winery was recognized as the first winery in the U.S. to receive the International Standards Organization's ISO 14001 certification, created to assist companies with reducing impacts on the environment.
E. & J. Gallo Winery has led the way in developing and refining new environmentally friendly practices such as minimizing the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides, recycling and reusing processed water, creating new wetlands and protecting existing riparian habitats.