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Back in ancient times on a budget, I used to consume a fair amount of Gallo Hearty Burgundy and Chablis Blanc.  Then, it came time to boycott grapes and Gallo.  I was curious about Gallo wines assuming I had not had any in years.  It turns out I was off.  Way off. Gallo owns a ton of wines.  https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/e--j-gallo-winery-announces-deal-with-constellation-brands-300824259.html#:~:targetText=More%20than%2030%20brands%20will,Horse%2C%20Franciscan%2C%20and%20Ravenswood.

Some are well known.  Some are not cheap.  I assume they had enough money to diversify their product line.

But hey, it's just a family owned business.  Sounds like a well off family.

Holy crap, it turns out Gallo even bought another of my old cheapo wineries, Italian Swiss Colony!  I used to get red lips from drinking bottles of their Napa Sonoma Mendocino in these weird pyramid shaped bottles. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Swiss_Colony_(wine)

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They used to have a high end line produced by the granddaughter and it was excellent. Still have a couple of the '86 Cab. But it didn't sell and ceased operations after a few years. Their mistake, IMO, was keeping the Gallo name. A lot of people would not purchase a wine named Gallo, but if changed to Whispering Hills it would have outsold most competitors.

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