Top 10 global wine brands 2017


Gallo bought Napa’s famous Stagecoach vineyard in March

Brand owner: E&J Gallo Winery

Head office: 600 Yosemite Boulevard Modesto, CA, 95354 USA

Tel: +1 209 341 3063
UK Tel: +44 (0)1895 813 444


EMEA general manager: Bill Roberts

Product range: Gallo Family Vineyards, Gallo Family Vineyards Spritz, Gallo Family Vineyards Summer/Autumn, Turning Leaf, Coastal Vineyards, Signature Series

Volume 2015: 15m 9l cases
 Volume 2016: 15m 9l cases
 Change: 0%

It’s been a busy year for Californian wine juggernaut Gallo, which snapped up Stagecoach, the largest continuous vineyard in the Napa Valley, for an undisclosed sum in March. Gallo’s acquisition of 1,300 acre vineyard, which lies in Atlas Peak and is planted with over 600 acres of vines, gives serious clout to its premium wine ambitions.

Stagecoach currently supplies grapes to more than 90 wineries ranging from boutique brands to larger-scale producers, with many bearing the vineyard’s name on the label. Gallo has agreed to honour all of the existing contracts.

“Stagecoach provides us the opportunity to continue making and selling luxury wine offerings such as Louis M. Martini, William Hill Estate and Orin Swift,” said Roger Nabedian, senior vice president and general manager of Gallo’s premium wine division.

Its Dark Horse and Apothic Red brands performed strongly in the UK last year, with a Sauvignon Blanc and a Merlot added to the Dark Horse range.

On the acquisition trail, Gallo snapped up Talbott Vineyard in Monterey in 2015 and Orin Swift in Napa last year, tripling its production capacity in Napa while it was at it through the purchase of The Range Winery, a grape-crush facility with a 30,000-tonne capacity.

7 Responses to “Top 10 global wine brands 2017”

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  2. KRYSTAL says:

    I just wished they stocked more products, especially the 187ml bottles, in the UK. I prefer the white Moscato and always have a nightmare trying to find it in the UK.

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  4. Todd says:

    Why isn’t Franzia #1 at 23.7 million 9 liter equivalents? Source: Impact Databank and Wine Handbook 2017

  5. Emma Brown says:

    I love wines. Thanks for letting us know one more good wine brand. I liked the Golden Icewine Valley. Do you know any wine brands specializing in Napa Valley wines.? I have one here Would love to know some more Unique Napa Brands.

  6. M Hartmann says:

    Top ten is a useful list for wines to avoid. The huge factory approach turns me off. I want to drink wines made by farmers and winemakers not chemists and MBAs. 🙂

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