E. & J. GALLO WINERY ACQUIRES NORTH COAST VINEYARD

4.28.2014

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
Founded by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo in 1933 in Modesto, California, E. & J. Gallo Winery is the world’s largest family-owned winery and the acclaimed producer of award-winning wines and spirits featured in more than 90 countries around the globe. A pioneer in the art of grape growing, winemaking, sustainable practices, marketing and worldwide distribution, Gallo crafts and imports wines and spirits to suit a diverse range of tastes and occasions, from everyday offerings to boutique, luxury bottlings.

The Gallo portfolio is comprised of more than 80 unique brands, including Barefoot Cellars, Dark Horse, and Gallo Family Vineyards, as well as premium box wines The Naked Grape and Vin Vault. Premium offerings include Apothic, Carnivor, Columbia Winery, Ecco Domani, Edna Valley Vineyard, J Vineyards & Winery, Louis M. Martini, MacMurray Estate Vineyards, Mirassou, Orin Swift, Souverain, Talbott Vineyards, and William Hill Estate, along with highly acclaimed imports, such as Alamos, Brancaia, La Marca, Las Rocas, Martín Códax, Whitehaven, and LUX Wines, importers of Allegrini, Argiano, Jermann, Pieropan and Renato Ratti. Gallo Spirits offers New Amsterdam Vodka and Gin and E&J Brandy, in addition to imported Scotch whiskies from Whyte & Mackay, including The Dalmore, Jura Single Malt and John Barr Blended.

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