With 80 different labels and 20,000 acres of vineyards scattered through California’s wine regions, the family winery started by two brothers (Ernest and Julio) in 1933, is now the biggest in the world, with $4.1 billion in annual revenue. The company was founded in the Central Valley town of Modesto, but Gallo now owns labels and vineyards statewide. One of the newest is Talbott Vineyards, with estates in the Central Coast’s lovely Carmel Valley, and just east, in the Santa Lucia Highlands south of Salinas. Tasting rooms at each location let you sample Talbott’s Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vintages.
Biggest Winery in the World
E. & J. Gallo