For three generations our family's passion for winemaking has never stopped growing. Our roots within some of California's best wine country run deep and true. Family owned and operated for over 70 years, Gallo continues to deliver quality wines for all occasions.
Whether you are visiting our site to learn more about our wines, to check out our suggested food and wine pairings, or just to talk to us, we hope your experience is an enjoyable one.
Growth Takes Vision
At Gallo Family Vineyards winemaking begins early in the growing season. Farming and flavour objectives are discussed with Julio Gallo’s grandson Matt and his growers prior to mid-winter pruning.
This way, every action taken in the vineyard during the growing season helps to produce grapes that fulfill the winemaker’s vision for each wine.
Gina Gallo, Matt’s sister, spends much of her work year evaluating the vineyards, determining which blocks will be used for her Single Vineyard Series and Estate wines.
Handcrafted from Start to Finish
During harvest, grape clusters are selected and handpicked early in the morning, but only at the point when the berries have reached their peak of ripeness.
The grapes are handled with great care through the pressing and fermentation process until the wine is judged to be ready for final blending.
Some of the techniques Gina and her team employ include:
Racking and Fining – help clarify the blend’s taste and appearance.
Fermentation and Aging (like Malolactic and Sur Lie) – adds a silky, buttery character and help balance acidity.
Oak Barrels – a wide variety from many different coopers and forests are selected to enhance mouth-feel and character during the fermentation and aging process.