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E.&J. Gallo Winery

Date Certified
January 5, 2010
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Sustainable Practices

Below is a sampling of the sustainable practices adopted by the Certified Participant. This is not a comprehensive list but provides some examples of the types of practices they use. For more information about their sustainability visit their website here.


  • Tissue analysis determines fertilizer use, are goal is to grow a balanced vine and to avoid overfertilizing
  • Proper site selection, right variety in the right location
  • Rootstocks matched to site characteristics

Soil Management

  • Permanent cover crops maintained between vine rows in all vineyard
  • All streams have setbacks with planted buffer strips

Vineyard Water Management

  • Soil moisture and plant water status is monitored weekly during growing season.
  • Irrigation scheduling is based on evapo-transpiration
  • Deficit irrigation is used
  • Tertiary treated wastewater used for irrigation on two of our vineyards.

Pest Management

  • IPM is practiced on all ranches including vineyard scouting, encouraging natural predators for pest control, disease modeling. Pesticide application based economic thresholds.

Wine Quality

  • The Winery has developed standard work practices to improve wine quality.
  • The Winery is also certified ISO9001 and ISO14001
  • Vineyard managers collaborate closely with winemaking on hitting style targets with regular winemaker visits to vineyards and wine tastings

Ecosystem Management

  • 50/50 Giveback Program: For every planted acre of vineyard in Sonoma County that Gallo owns, one acre is set aside for wildlife habitat
  • 16 acres of vineyards were removed and new wetlands created at our Laguna Ranch which borders the Laguna de Santa Rosa

Energy Management

  • The E&J Gallo Winery (Healdsburg) participates in the PG&E demand curtailment program, where customers commit to reducing demand during peak events from PG&E.
  • Over the last few years, the winery has completed tank insulation, motor efficiency and variable-frequency drive retrofits, and lighting retrofit programs with associated rebates from PG&E
  • In 2010, the Winery is participating in the Retro-Commissioning Program offered by PG&E
  • The winery installed power-monitoring software to monitor and reduce loads at peak demand times
  • The Barrel Cellar brings in night air during cool evenings to avoid an additional load on the chillers
  • Interior processing building lighting is energized through the use of motion sensors
  • During harvest, the majority of work is performed between 8:00pm and 4:30am, thus reducing peak energy demands and reducing traffic during peak commuter hours
  • Replaced lighting in ranch shop with energy efficient fixtures and added motion sensors

Winery Water Conservation And Water Quality

  • Winery waste water is used for irrigation on the Frei vineyard
  • The Winery is investing in improved waste water treatment technology so the waste water can be better used by the vineyards for irrigation

Material Handling

  • Transportation of Finished Case Goods to distribution center maximizes the use of back hauls to reduce one way hauling
  • All agricultural chemicals and petroleum products are stored within double containment

Solid Waste Reduction And Management

  • The Winery’s bottling operation is a near-zero waste operation, recycling plastic stretch wrap, cardboard and glass. The Winery also recycles all metals, label backing and capsules reducing landfill waste
  • Universal waste disposal sites on each ranch
  • All vineyards have recycling programs in place

Environmentally Preferred Purchasing

  • The Winery actively communicates the Sustainability Policy to major vendors and engages them on sustainability matters
  • Vendors on-site must comply with our environmental and sustainability practices and are aware and knowledgeable of our Sustainable Management System

Human Resources

  • Both the vineyards and the winery have implanted Behavioral Accident Prevention Programs to reduce workplace injuries

Neighbors And Community

  • The Winery does not allow truck traffic after 10pm and before 7am out of respect for property neighbors
  • The Winery does not allow truck idling during harvest for more than 5 minutes
  • The Winery engages neighbors during non-standard activities (e.g Sunday grape receiving during harvest)
  • The Winery participates in community activities such as the Dry Creek Valley clean-up and the Sonoma County United Way Campaign, as well as offering Salvation Army / Goodwill pick-up days at the winery to encourage giving to those organizations.
  • Vineyard managers maintain constant contact with key neighbors
  • All vineyard neighbors have contact information for vineyard managers

Air Quality

  • Vines are chipped and incorporated in the soil instead of burning
  • Replaced 10 old diesel pumps with newer more efficient and less-polluting pumps
  • The Winery does not allow truck idling during harvest for more than 5 minutes

Additional Information

Both the Healdsburg Winery and the Gallo Vineyards Coastal vineyards have certified Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001) and Sustainability Management Systems in place.


E&J Gallo Winery and Gallo Vineyards were the first winery and vineyard operation in the United States to receive ISO 14001 certification.