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E. & J. GALLO WINERY ACQUIRES NORTH COAST VINEYARD

Company Buying Ledgewood Creek Winery and Vineyard in Solano County

MODESTO, Calif. (April 28, 2014) E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) announced today it has purchased Ledgewood Creek Winery and Vineyard in Solano County.

The 400-acre ranch is located just east of Napa Valley in the North Coast AVA. It consists of approximately 230 acres of vineyard, which produces a variety of premium wine grapes including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

According to Roger Nabedian, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Gallo's Premium Wine Division, "This portion of Solano County in the North Coast AVA can produce exceptional wine grapes. This vineyard is a great addition to our portfolio to support the rapid growth we have had in our premium wine business."

There are no immediate plans to operate the Ledgewood Creek Winery or tasting room.

The purchase price was not disclosed.

About E. & J. Gallo Winery
Established in 1933 in Modesto, California, by Ernest and Julio Gallo, E. & J. Gallo Winery has become the world's largest winery and the foremost winery in the art of grape growing, winemaking, distribution and marketing of wines. With seven wineries strategically located in California’s wine regions and access to grapes from vineyards in all of the premier grape-growing areas of the state, Gallo produces wines in every category, to suit every taste. Gallo imports wines from eight of the major wine growing countries in the world. Some of the brands in Gallo’s wine portfolio include Gallo Family Vineyards, Barefoot Cellars, Louis M. Martini, MacMurray Ranch, Bridlewood, Mirassou Vineyards, Frei Brothers, DaVinci, Martin Codax, Don Miguel Gascon, Ecco Domani, McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate, and William Hill Estate. Recently, the Winery has expanded its portfolio to include distilled spirits with the introduction of New Amsterdam Gin and Familia Camarena Tequila.