For her signature white varietal, Gina chose Laguna Ranch Vineyard in the Russian River Valley, both because of its terroir and the special significance it holds for her. When Laguna Ranch was an apple orchard, Gina’s grandfather Julio often picked fresh apples there for his wife’s legendary apple pies. He later purchased the property and transformed it into a Chardonnay vineyard. Gina relished the opportunity to share this special place through a very personal Chardonnay that reveals a subtle hint of apple on the palate. Grapes from our Del Rio Vineyard add a pleasing acidity to balance the richness in the wine.
|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.