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E & J Gallo Winery

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E. & J. Gallo Winery was founded in 1933 by Ernest Gallo and Julio Gallo in Modesto, California. E. & J. Gallo Winery is the largest exporter of California wines. The company has been pivotal in establishing Sonoma County as one of the premier wine growing regions in the world.

The winery is family-owned, and has been an active contributor to political causes, including ballot measures in California.

Ballot measure campaign donations by Gallo Winery

Year Ballot measure Description Gallo's position Contribution
2008 Proposition 93 Extend term limits Supported $100,000[1]
2000 Proposition 12 $2.1 billion bond Supported $100,000
1998 Proposition 8 Education Supported $100,000[2]