Ernest Gallo 1909-2007
The industry titan teamed with his brother, Julio, to build the world's largest wine company
Ernest Gallo, who built a small winery into a global empire in a career that spanned eight decades, died March 6 at his home in Modesto, Calif., the city where it all began. He was 97. Gallo was one of the undisputed titans of California wine.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 12, 2007.