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Ernest & Julio Gallo

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Biography on CNBC â?? Ernest & Julio Gallo
The Gallo wine empire began with two brothers, Ernest and Julio Gallo. They started with nothing and built the largest winery in the world.

Without any knowledge of the winery business, Ernest and Julio Gallo built one of the largest family-owned wineries in the world. Ernest had a talent for business and Julio specialized in farming and making wine. For years, the brothers grew and sold grapes like their Italian ancestors. After prohibition in the United States was lifted, they started a winery in Modesto, Calif. Today, the Gallo family continues to operate the business, carrying on Ernest and Julio's passion for wine-making.

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