Gallegos Wines: winery information
Winemaker: Eric, Ignacio III, and Ignacia Gallegos Jr.
A native of the small farming town of El Llano in Michoacán, Mexico, Ignacio’s family raised him with an intimate understanding of agriculture and a love for fresh and locally-produced foods. His father immigrated to the United States in 1950 under the government Bracero guest worker program, and the rest of the Gallegos family later followed in 1966, settling in the town of St Helena. Ignacio Sr. found work in the vineyards of Beringer Brothers Winery, where he spent his next 30 years and retired as a supervisor in the winery. As a child Ignacio spent his free time alongside his father, learning the basics of grape growing and vinification. At 16 he began working after school and on weekends under Edgar Beard of Beard Ranches, where he was eventually promoted to supervisor. He went on to become vineyard foreman of Rutherford’s 100-acre J.J. Cohn Ranch, an estate now owned by Francis Ford Coppola and Scarecrow. It was here where Ignacio instilled a passion for agriculture in his own sons, Ignacio III and Eric, and taught them the basics of grape growing. Ignacio continued his dream in owning his own vineyard management company for his family. In 2008 Gallegos Vineyards was created. In May 2009 Eric received a bachelor of science degree in Viticulture from California State University-Fresno. Ignacio III studied viticulture at Napa Valley Junior College. Gallegos Vineyards is family owned and operated, and currently manages over 300 acres in Napa Valley and Sonoma. Clients include Somerston, Peacock Family Vineyard, Kelleher Family Vineyard, Rancho de Gallegos, Muhlner Vineyard, Don Thomas Vineyard, and Anderson Ranch
Annual Production: 1,000 cases
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Gallegos Vineyards is family owned and operated, and currently manages over 300 acres in Napa Valley and Sonoma. Gallegos Family has its own 15 acre vineyard in Rutherford, Calif.
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