Wine Spectator Debuts First and Only Video Interview with Ernest Gallo, E. & J. Gallo Co-Founder, On the Occasion of His 90th Birthday in 1999

More than two decades ago, Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken was granted a rare interview with the famously private chairman of one of the world's largest wine companies
Wine Spectator Debuts First and Only Video Interview with Ernest Gallo, E. & J. Gallo Co-Founder, On the Occasion of His 90th Birthday in 1999
Marvin R. Shanken meets with Ernest Gallo in 1999, interviewing him over two days in Sonoma and Modesto. (Kent Hanson)
From the May 31, 2022, issue
More than two decades ago, Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken was granted a rare interview—the first and last of its kind—with the famously private Ernest Gallo, co-founder and chairman of what was then and continues to be among the world’s largest wine companies. The interview, at Gallo’s home in Modesto, Calif., nearly didn’t happen, and the full footage has never before been shown publicly. Get the story behind the film and watch the full video, exclusively on WineSpectator.com.

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