MODESTO, Calif., (February 23, 2017) - LUX Wines, an importer and purveyor of fine wines within an independent division of the E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo), announced today that it has been awarded the exclusive rights to distribute Italy’s Argiano wines in the United States, beginning June 1, 2017.

Argiano is the latest addition to a growing LUX Wines portfolio of elite and iconic brands. With its own dedicated sales force and marketing department, LUX Wines is committed and well-positioned to represent top-quality wines from the most noteworthy appellations in the world.

"We are very excited to represent Argiano wines in our LUX Wines portfolio in the US,” said Joseph C. Gallo, a Vice President in Gallo’s Premium Wine Division. He added, “For more than five centuries, Argiano has been growing grapes and producing wines that capture the essence of the Sangiovese grape and terroir of Montalcino."

The historic Argiano estate in Montalcino dates back to the 16th Century, when it was owned by Siena’s noble Pecci family. Construction began in 1581 and the picturesque villa was completed in 1596. Over the centuries, ownership of the estate changed hands several times and included several noble families, in addition to three Roman Catholic popes.

While employing traditional and modern practices, Argiano’s attention to detail in both the vineyard and the winery enables it to bring out the best expression of Sangiovese. Today, Argiano wines are recognized by notable wine critics and have garnered multiple 90-plus point scores.

The Argiano portfolio that LUX Wines will be distributing includes the historic Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC, and two acclaimed IGT wines, Solengo and Non Confunditur.

About LUX Wines
Founded in 2014, LUX Wines is an importer and purveyor of fine wines from around the world created by E. & J. Gallo Winery as a distinct selling and marketing division. LUX Wines hand-selects truly singular, terroir-driven wines from highly acclaimed wineries around the world that transcend time and are deeply rooted in tradition. LUX is led by Managing Director Giovanni Nencini, who has a profound understanding of the fine wine business with more than 25 years of high-level experience in sales, marketing and exporting. Nencini oversees an elite team of wine professionals who have lived, worked and traveled in the world’s most renowned winegrowing regions. For discerning American wine enthusiasts, LUX offers a growing international portfolio of iconic wines.

About E. & J. Gallo Winery

Founded by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo in 1933 in Modesto, California, E. & J. Gallo Winery is a family-owned winery with more than 7,000 global employees and is the acclaimed producer of award-winning wines and spirits featured in more than 110 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 100 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, Chateau Souverain, Columbia Winery, Ecco Domani, Edna Valley Vineyard, J Vineyards & Winery, Louis M. Martini, MacMurray Estate Vineyards, Mirassou, Orin Swift, 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 currently offers New Amsterdam Vodka and Gin, Familia Camarena Tequila, RumHaven, Lo-Fi Aperitifs, E&J Brandy, Argonaut Brandy, Germain-Robin Brandy, Diplomático Rum, as well as imported Scotch whiskies from Whyte & Mackay, including The Dalmore, Jura and John Barr.

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