Press Democrat: Gallo did not acquire any vineyards or real estate associated with the wineries, but has secured leases and plans to enter into contracts with local growers. Gallo will interview current employees in the coming weeks to determine who will stay.
This is a world in which Chinese consumers drink grape wine on many occasions and, while it is still somewhat special, it is no longer considered exclusive. In other words, it has, for the most part, lost its mystique and is just another alcoholic beverage, alongside beer, baijiu and others.
Later this year, representatives from both markets will compare the USDA organic wine standards to the recently published European Union wine standards and determine how wine can fit into the trade partnership.
J Vineyards & Winery, known for its Russian River Valley sparkling wines and Estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines, has grown to category prominence in two short years since launching its California Pinot Gris.