E. & J. Gallo Winery contributes $100,000 to aid with Mexico City earthquake


MODESTO, Calif., (October 5, 2017) - E. & J. Gallo Winery announced today that it has donatedan additional $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid with earthquake relief efforts in Mexico City. The funds are in addition to the $300,000 donation that the company previously made to the American Red Cross to assist with hurricane relief efforts in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

"We are pleased to continue our long-standing support of the American Red Cross and their more than 2,000 volunteers who are providing much needed relief to those communities struck by last month’s earthquake in Mexico City. On behalf of our employees and their families, as well as our distributor partners and vendors, we are making this additional contribution to help those impacted by this disaster," said Joseph E. Gallo, Chief Executive Officer and President of E .& J. Gallo Winery. "Our hearts go out to those affected."

In addition, E. & J. Gallo Winery confirmed its commitment to also match personal donations dollar for dollar made by its employees through the company’s Employee Match Program.

The donation will assist the American Red Cross with providing shelter, food and immediate disaster relief and recovery support.

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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