Ernest Gallo 1909-2007

The industry titan teamed with his brother, Julio, to build the world's largest wine company
James Laube
Issue: May 15, 2007

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.

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