Gallo, which is based in Modesto, plans to utilize the additional vineyards to continue to fuel growth in its Louis M. Martini and Ghost Pines brands. Gallo’s Chiles Valley vineyards are reportedly planted with, you guessed it, cabernet sauvignon and other red Bordeaux varietals.
Ernest Gallo (the “E” in E.&J.) passed away this past March at the age of 97, having successfully built his business into one of the most successful in the industry. The company is still privately owned and operated by the Gallo family and is well-known for the massive volume of wine it produces and sells each year.