Since brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo began to turn their dream into reality over 80 years ago, the roots of the
Gallo family tree have extended deep into the Winery. Today their children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren work in the Winery, carrying on the family tradition and values – a strong work ethic, a
drive for perfection and a focus on quality.
The Gallo family still believes family ownership is the most effective way for the Winery to continue as a
world leader in the wine industry.
Today, E. & J. Gallo Winery is the world's largest family-owned winery and the largest exporter of
Our Mission Statement
Gallo will remain a family company that will be the leader in the U.S. wine industry and the leading provider
of California wines in select markets outside the U.S.
Vision & Values
Our founders – Ernest and Julio Gallo – built our company by turning challenges into opportunities and
change into growth. Today, that spirit defines the Winery’s culture.
At E. & J. Gallo Winery, we place a premium on relationships with our distributors, customers and
employees, and we focus on ways to grow together for the future.
With a solid foundation, a clear vision and the collective
talents of our people, E. & J. Gallo Winery is stronger than
Around the world, wine has a unique way of bringing
people together and breaking down barriers. People of
different cultures and customs include wine in
celebrations, ceremonies and social events big and
The universal appreciation of wine is why we distribute
our products worldwide and encourage each employee,
supplier, distributor, customer and consumer to bring
their own ideas and unique experiences to our
company and our brands.
E. & J. Gallo Winery offers a broad product line
with something for every taste and price range.
We respect our partners, their businesses and customs, from California grape growers to distributors on the
other side of the globe.
We recruit, hire, and promote a diverse workforce and value the differences our employees bring as they
contribute to our success as a world-class leader in the wine industry.
We know diversity leads to better products, a stronger business and a better workplace for our employees.
At E. & J. Gallo Winery, we understand that family and community go hand-in-hand, which is why we are
committed to making a difference in the communities where we live, work and play.
We proudly support a variety of nonprofits, charitable foundations, community events, mentoring and
scholarship programs, and the arts.
Our approach is simple: we look for innovative programs that solve problems and improve people’s lives.
Our impact is even greater thanks to our generous employees who, year in and year out, give the gift of their
time and energy to a variety of organizations meaningful to them.
As a family-owned winery, it is important to us that future generations can enjoy the natural resources we take
pleasure in today. Our commitment to the environment started in the 1930s with co-founders Ernest and Julio
Julio Gallo introduced an innovative approach to land conservation known as the “50/50 Give Back” plan in
Sonoma County. For every acre of land planted in vineyard, Julio set aside one acre of property for wildlife
habitat. This is a practice we continue today.
E. & J. Gallo Winery took the lead in drafting the
Code of Sustainable Wine Growing Practices as part
of a collaborative effort with the Wine Institute and
the California Association of Winegrape Growers. We
were also the first winery in the U.S. to receive the
International Organization of Standards ISO 14001
certification for our implementation of an
environmental management system to enhance our
efforts to protect the environment.
We proudly support American Farmland Trust in their
efforts to help protect our nation’s farm and ranch
land, promote environmentally sound farming
practices and improve the economic viability of
E. & J. Gallo Winery is the largest winery in the world today. Family-owned, with fourteen family members,
spanning three generations of the Gallo family, actively working in the business.
Established in 1933 and headquartered in Modesto, California, E. & J. Gallo Winery remains a privately-held
and ever-growing company that employs more than 5,000 people worldwide.
E. & J. Gallo Winery is one of the most highly acclaimed wine companies in the world, having earned major
awards from prestigious wine competitions in the U.S. and internationally.
With products available in more than 90 countries, E. & J. Gallo Winery is the largest exporter of California
E. & J. Gallo Winery’s commitment to the protecting the land and enhancing wildlife habitat
through sustainable agricultural practices originated with the Winery’s co-founders, Ernest and Julio,
in the late 1930s. All of the Winery’s coastal vineyards participate in unique land management plan
started by the co-founders where for every acre of land planted in vineyard, one acre of property is
set aside to help protect and enhance wildlife habitat.
Our Total Rewards package includes a benefits offering that’s anything but standard. We're a company that
depends on the ingenuity and productivity of each member of our team, and we show our commitment to
providing for their personal and professional well-being through programs such as:
Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage with shared coverage cost
Selecting health care coverage is an important decision that is based on your personal and family needs,
financial considerations, and physician preferences. Our program offers a variety of medical plans to choose
from, including HMOs, EPOs and PPOs, with Gallo sharing the cost of the coverage. Gallo also provides a dental
plan and vision care plan.
Profit Sharing and Retirement Plans
Employees are eligible to participate in the Company’s Profit Sharing Retirement Plan the first full pay cycle af-
ter completing twelve consecutive months of service. A discretionary contribution equal to 6% of the annual base
salary, up to IRS limits, is made each year to each employee Profit Sharing Account. Vesting in the Profit Sharing
Plan begins after the 24th month of employment and becomes fully vested upon completion of forty eight (48)
months of service.
Pre-Tax (Standard) and After-Tax (Roth) 401(k)s with company match
We encourage you to plan for your future by regular investment in a 401(k), a voluntary savings and investment
plan designed to help you save for your retirement in a tax-effective manner. Gallo will match your contributions
dollar-for-dollar up to 3% of your annual income.
Vacation time off with pay is available to eligible employees to provide opportunities for rest, relaxation, and
personal pursuits. Regular full-time employees are eligible to earn and use up to two weeks of vacation in their
first year. In addition we also provide paid time off for illness and injury including 11 paid holidays annually.
We also offer:
Life Insurance & Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) at
no cost to you
Supplemental Life Insurance Options for yourself or partner/
Long-term Care Insurance
Voluntary Short- and Long-term Disability Coverage
Flexible Spending Accounts
Domestic Partner Benefits Eligibility
Tuition Reimbursement (based on eligibility)
Group Legal Plan
Employee Assistance Program
Wellness Incentive Program
Training and Development
If there’s one thing that all Gallo employees have in common – and that we consider to be a key ingredient to our
success – it’s the drive to keep getting better at what we do. In our entrepreneurial, performance-driven
environment, you can expect to find the resources, and support to realize your full potential.
You’ll find we count our people—and their continual growth-- among our most important assets. It’s why we
encourage mentorship, peer-to-peer training and provide opportunities to gain on-the-job experience—even
across functional areas. It’s also why we invest in a robust approach to training and leadership development that
includes online resources and classroom experiences.
It’s also why you’ll find leadership open to discussions on your career development and movement. We want to
help you gain exposure to other business opportunities you may have an interest in. So we keep a continuous
dialog open, setting performance expectations, monitoring your progress, and assessing your results. It may sound
counter-intuitive, but your manager’s or supervisor’s goal is to help you grow beyond your team. Because that’s
what helps our entire organization to grow.
Gallo Wine and Spirits Academies
One of our most unique offerings, this innovative
online program will teach you everything you want to
know about wine and spirits. Become a knowledgeable
“Winemakers’ Ambassador,” or prepare yourself to
successfully earn industry credentials such as the
“Certified Specialist of Wine”, “Certified Specialists of
Spirits”, or “Certified Sommelier.”
Gallo also offers structured programs that include:
Let’s face it. One of the main reasons we all work so hard
is to earn the freedom to enjoy our lives. And Gallo wants
you to do just that. It’s why we’re continually looking to
our employees to tell us what they need to better balance
the demands of work and life.
We listen. That’s why, at Gallo, you’ll find a variety of
programs to help you live healthier…convenience perks that
help you use your time wisely…and social activities that can
help you and your family have more fun!
Some of our most popular programs in-
Family-friendly policies like our Enhanced Maternity/
We strive to continually enhance policies that will offer
parents more flexibility so they can meet the needs of their
Meeting-Free Days to help you maximize your time
Heavy meeting schedules often fill daytime schedules and
require long work hours to catch up. Our Meeting-Free Days
allow employees to concentrate on larger projects without
Convenient services on-site
Discounted services like Fed-Ex shipping, Dry Cleaning, and
even a Gas Station are conveniently located on our main
campus for easy access.
A convenient on-site donation center for charities such as Salvation Army, Goodwill and Catholic
Nutritional Food Options
We provide easy access to healthier food options on campus, and ensure nutrition information is
readily available for all food served here.
Recognition and Rewards
Recognizing each other’s contributions is an important part
of our culture at Gallo. For some people, recognition can
be as simple as a pat on the back or a team
celebration that assures them of a job well done.
For others, it’s being invited to work on a special project.
Our more formal program, All the Best, is designed to rec-
ognize employees who go above and beyond, and whose
contribution has a meaningful impact on our work, and on
All The Best awards prizes and financial incentives at five
different levels to reflect the different type and level of
contribution being recognized, from recognizing
Individual achievement (the Varietal Award) to
recognizing contributions that have a significant impact on
the company at large (the Estate Award). The winners
receive either gifts or financial incentives, depending on
the level of award; Estate Award recipients may be award-
ed up to $1,000.