"With perfection as our goal, we have always tried to do our best -- grape growing, winemaking, production, marketing, salesmanship. It is a goal for which we continue to strive in every aspect of our business."

--Ernest Gallo
Ernest and Julio Gallo traveled extensively throughout California seeking the highest quality grapes. They quickly developed an affinity for Sonoma County, about 60 miles north of San Francisco. Sonoma County is a unique growing region. With the Pacific Ocean to the west and the San Francisco and San Pablo Bays to the South, cool breezes and fog produce the classic climate required for the highest quality grapes.

For years the Winery purchased grapes from the Frei Brothers Winery in Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley. In 1977, the Gallo Vineyards Inc. (GVI), a subsidiary of the E. & J. Gallo Winery, purchased Frei Brothers, which included a winery and two parcels of property that would become the Frei Ranch Vineyard and Laguna Ranch Vineyard. Over the next two decades, GVI purchased and developed six additional properties in Sonoma County.

Today, GVI, is one of the largest vineyard proprietors in California's prestigious North Coast growing region (Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Solano and Marin counties), with eight world class vineyards in four different Sonoma County appellations.

Gallo of Sonoma Winery / 600 Yosemite Blvd. / Modesto,CA,  95354 / 209-579-3111

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