Ernest Gallo (March 18, 1909 – March 6, 2007) was the American co-founder of the E & J Gallo Winery. He was ranked 297th on the 2006 Forbes 400 list of billionaires. With his brother Julio they founded the E.&J. Gallo Winery in 1933, at the end of Prohibition, using $5,900 in borrowed cash.
He was born on March 18, 1909.
Ernest Gallo was married for sixty-two years to Amelia Franzia (1930–1993). The couple had two sons: David Gallo (died 1997), and Joseph Gallo.
- Frank Prial (March 7, 2007). "Ernest Gallo, 97, Founder of Winery, Dies". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-07-28. "Ernest Gallo, who with his brother Julio started a winery seven decades ago that now sells one of every four bottles of wine that Americans drink, died yesterday at his home on Modesto, Calif. He was 97."
- "Billionaire winemaker Ernest Gallo dies". USA Today. March 7, 2007.
Further reading 
- Henderson, Bruce, with Ernest and Julio Gallo. Ernest & Julio: Our Story. Times Books, 1994
- Ernest Gallo last retrieved March 6, 2007
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- John Holland, J.N. Sbranti, Tim Moran, and Garth Stapley. "Wine titan Ernest Gallo dead at 97." The Modesto Bee, March 7, 2007. http://www.modbee.com/local/story/13357713p-13980670c.html