Gina Gallo has long had a passion for working with Pinot Noir. Inspired by the wines of Burgundy, France, and intrigued by this most fickle of grapes, she embraced the challenge of crafting elegant, cool-climate Pinot Noir from Monterey County. Gina chose to work with grapes from Olson Ranch, a cascading vineyard perched atop the terraces of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range with a terroir that echoes that of Burgundy.
|Since brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo began to turn their dream into reality over 75 years ago, the roots of the Gallo family tree have extended deep into the Winery. Today their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren work in the Winery, carrying on the family tradition and values – a strong work ethic, a drive for perfection and a focus on quality.
The Gallo family still believes family ownership is the most effective way for the Winery to continue as a world leader in the wine industry.
Today, E. & J. Gallo Winery is the world’s largest family-owned winery and the largest exporter of California wine.