Oak Heights winery Ontario, Canada opened for business on 21st July 2007. Ian Fraser purchased the property in 2000 after visiting California, Burgundy and Australia. No one has grown grapes commercially in the area due to high altitudes and distance from any moderating lake effect. Fraser is banking on hill and forest protection and will be hilling up the vines in winter. And, as expected, in such a marginal region, the vines are mostly hardy winter hybrids.
9th Gallo trademark registered on 19th July 1994. The earliest Gallo trademark dates back to 1953.
The GALLO trademarks are also registered in the individual states of the United States and in 120 other countries throughout the world
The Winery was founded in 1933, by two brothers, Ernest Gallo and Julio Gallo. The Winery is the largest wine-producing organization in the world. The Winery presses about one third of the total annual grape harvest of California. In 1999, Gallo produced more wine than the entire country of Chile or the entire country of Australia.
The Gallo family’s attention to detail and quality has produced wines, which have been honored with hundreds of awards in competitions in the United States and around the world. In 1997, Gallo was named winery of the year by Wine and Spirits magazine. In 1998, the Winery was awarded “International Winery of the Year” at the 1998, Vinitaly International Wine Competition in Verona, Italy and “Winery of the Year” at the 1998, San Francisco International Wine Competition. In addition, the Winery has received other awards for its GALLO brands in the 1998, London International Wine and Spirits Competition, and 1998, Japan International Wine Challenge, as well as being awarded triple gold medals at the San Francisco International Wine Fair. Gallo was the first winery in the long history of this competition to achieve this distinction.
In 1999, Gallo was named “Winery of the Century” at the Los Angeles County Fair. In that same year, Gallo won the Prix d’Excellence at the 1999, Challenge International du Vin and the Chardonnay Trophy at the International Wine Challenge in London.
If there was an approved label issued before 7th July 1986, under U.S. Federal law a wine may be labelled with a name of geographic significance without meeting the requirements of the GI. Every American brand name created after 7th July 1986, can be found to be “viticulturally significant” if the brand name incorporates the name of a viticultural area, no matter when created.
Magnetic Hill Winery, New Brunswick, US newest fruit wine winery opened its doors on July 7 2005. An old homestead built in the 1870’s housed the winery.
7th July 2006 the dispute between Charles Krug Winery and United Farm Workers comes to a head when California’s state agricultural labour relations board sided with the union. UFW had filed unfair labour practices with the agricultural board after Charles Krug refused to renew contracts with 36 union vineyard workers. After the winery fired 27 employees on Friday, the fate of UFW representation at Krug will be determined by an administrative law judge.
1872 June 4th, Harvey Flint patented his Quaker Bitters, a general cure-all with 21.4% alcohol. He had recently left a family furniture business in Providence, Rhode Island-USA, and began making Quaker Bitters under the name Flint & Co.