Tonight I am sipping on a 50 year old bottle of wine – well, not really. In celebration of the Gallo Family bottling their Hearty Burgundy Wine, they produced some special bottles of America’s first Iconic blend.
In 1964 brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo first introduced a wine called heart burgundy. The story of Gallo’s Hearty Burgundy is inextricably linked to the rise of popularity of wines in America and the popularity of American- produced wines. Now, fifty years later, we’re toasting the golden anniversary of America’s first truly iconic Red Blend with a limited edition bottling.
The special bottling was crafted after careful consultation with the blends original winemakers to offer the same big, generous flavor, carrying on the Gallo tradition of producing approachable and flavorful wines. Gallo Family Vineyards Hearty Burgundy retails for ONLY $9 in a 1.5L bottle. So pick up a bottle today and salute a true American Icon!