The world's 2nd largest wine company becomes a family vineyard
You won’t be seeing Ernest & Julio on Gallo labels for much longer as the Californian wine company is changing its name to Gallo Family Vineyards. The move is designed to underline that Gallo is still a family-owned and family-run company, but not with Ernest and Julio at the helm. Julio died in 1993 and Ernest, at 97, is no longer actively involved in the business. In fact, it’s now run by Joe, Ernest’s son, who employs nine family members. The new name, along with new packaging for the wines, comes in ahead of the company’s 75th anniversary in 2008.