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E & J. Gallo’s Luxury Wine Group Announces Acquisition of World-Renowned Rombauer Vineyards


NAPA, CA., Tuesday, August 29, 2023 – E. & J. Gallo’s Luxury Wine Group announced  today that it has reached an agreement with the Rombauer family to purchase Rombauer Vineyards, producer of critically acclaimed wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma County, the  Sierra Foothills, and the Santa Lucia Highlands. 

Founded in 1980 by Koerner and Joan Rombauer, Rombauer Vineyards is known for its  high-quality wines, exceptional vineyard sites, and commitment to sustainability, as well  as family-style hospitality. Four decades later, the winery has become widely acclaimed  for its well-balanced, fruit-driven varietal expressions. 

Similar to Gallo’s philosophy on cultivating the land with care, Rombauer Vineyards  recognizes that winemaking is a holistic endeavor, and sees the interaction of land and  community as a vital part of the winemaking process. 

The acquisition includes the Rombauer Vineyards brand, three winery and production  facilities, two tasting rooms with breathtaking vineyard views, along with over 700 acres  of sustainably farmed vineyards in Carneros, Atlas Peak, St. Helena, Calistoga, Sonoma  Valley, and the Sierra Foothills. 

“On behalf of the Rombauer family, we are thrilled that we were able to find a dedicated, multi-generational family who share in our vision and passion of providing exceptional  wines with a long-term focus on quality and reinforcing community. Gallo places great  importance in stewardship of the land, the Rombauer brand, and their employees,” stated  K.R. Rombauer, owner, and son of Rombauer founders, Koerner and Joan Rombauer. 

“The Rombauer brand and family have built a reputation around quality and integrity. It’s  an iconic brand rooted in distinctive and respected wines,” said Joseph C. Gallo, Vice  President and General Manager of Gallo’s Luxury Wine Group.  

Gallo continued: “We are excited to work on this next chapter alongside the very talented  Rombauer Leadership and Winemaking team. Their values, along with their long-term  focus, align seamlessly with our culture. Our shared goal is to honor and build on this  legacy.” 

The Rombauer Vineyards portfolio is world-renowned for quality and distinctive fruit driven style, including its iconic Carneros Chardonnay, beloved Zinfandel, and fast-growing 

Sauvignon Blanc. Rombauer wines are consistently awarded top accolades and have been  featured numerous times on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list. 

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 

About E. & J. Gallo Winery 

Founded in 1933 by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo, E. & J. Gallo Winery is a family-owned  company and leader in wine. With a goal of serving joy in moments that matter, Gallo is  deeply committed to providing the highest quality, sustainable products for every  occasion. Gallo’s range of domestic premium wines include Pahlmeyer, Orin Swift, and  Louis M. Martini in Napa, J Vineyards & Winery in Sonoma County, and Denner Vineyards and Talbott Vineyards in California’s Central Coast. Gallo’s esteemed international  portfolio includes offerings from Maze Row Wine Merchant, featuring partnerships with  acclaimed artisan producers such as Allegrini, Argiano, Bodega Lanzaga, and Ratti. Gallo’s  entire portfolio is featured on www.gallo.com.



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