Ernest and Julio Gallo used to gather their grandchildren around their dinner tables and talk about the wine business.
They would ask the young people what they thought of new brands, packaging and other ideas.
"At a very early age, it was as if our opinions mattered and we were making a contribution in our own way to the business," said Stephanie Gallo, a granddaughter of Ernest Gallo.
Today, this third generation plays a major role at E.&J. Gallo Winery, an industry giant that brothers Ernest and Julio launched in Modesto 75 years ago today.
G-3, as this group has been called, faces challenges as it looks to the future. They include global competition, a still developing
U.S. wine market and a business environment not always friendly to family-owned companies.
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