E. & J. Gallo Winery Acquires Sparkling Wine Producer J Vineyards & Winery

E. & J. Gallo Winery, the distributor behind brands like Alamos, Carlo Rossi, Ecco Domani, Liberty Creek, and several others, has announced the acquisition of J Vineyards & Winery in Sonoma County, California, the producer of several acclaimed sparkling wines, including the 95-point J 2004 Late Disgorged Vintage Brut, Russian River Valley.

The deal includes J Vineyards' Healdsburg winery and more than 300 acres spread over nine vineyards within the Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley AVAs (American Viticultural Areas). Gallo already owns nine wineries in regions of California and Washington.

"We are very excited to add the J Vineyards & Winery brands to our premium portfolio of wines," announced Roger Nabedian, senior vice president and general manager of Gallo's premium wine division. "J Vineyards & Winery is well known for their award-winning sparkling wines and we look forward to carrying on the winery's reputation of making elegant, luxurious wines."