Gallo Glass, established in 1958, is a state-of-the-art highly-innovative glass manufacturer committed to meeting the needs of its customers while minimizing its impact on the environment.


Gallo Glass is the largest glass plant in North America and the only glass company in the world solely dedicated to the wine and spirits industry.

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Years of Innovation

Breaking Through the Turbulence


When it All Began

When Ernest and Julio Gallo founded the Gallo Glass Company in 1958, they were launching a new era in bottle making. They had a vision for state-of-the-art glass manufacturing that would meet the needs of consumers while minimizing the impact on the environment.


Breaking Through the Turbulence

When many glassmaking factories were shutting their doors because of the energy crisis, Gallo glass was picking up steam. With the addition of two new furnaces, they we able to manufacture more bottles with five operating furnaces.


Thinking Smarter, Not Harder

With the rising environmental concerns over glass manufacturing, Gallo made its process more efficient and less wasteful. They invested in triple gob coolers and designed smaller bottles. They also switched from mechanical to computerized timing control.


Taking Oxy-Fuel Firing Full Steam

Many companies were researching effective methods for reducing NOx emissions, but Gallo Glass was a pioneer at making it possible on a larger scale by building their first cryogenic oxygen facility armed with electrostatic precipitator emissions control equipment.


A Clear Path for a New Era

The installation of modern equipment and processes gave a boost to the firing and manufacturing speed. With that Gallo was able to increase the overall quality, ISO and automation for bulk production while decreasing bottle weight.


Seeing a Sustainable Future

Throughout the decades, glassmaking has revolutionized for the sake of the environment and Gallo Glass is proud of what they’ve contributed. They continue their commitment to sustainability by maintaining state-of-the-art furnaces, modern manufacturing processes and control practices.

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  • 2000’s
  • 2010’s
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We are dedicated to upholding the highest environmental standards and leading the global glass industry with energy-efficient furnaces.

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Gallo Glass was the first industrial application of oxy fuel technology in container glass, reducing NOx emissions by 80% or the equivalent to taking over 97,000 cars off the road.

Cutting Edge Technology
  • 4 natural gas-oxygen-fired furnaces
  • 500,000 tons of glass manufactured annually
  • 14 unique individual section forming lines
  • Flexible economic order quantity run lengths
  • Rapid mold prototyping
World Class Quality
  • Bottle performance certificates of analyses (COAs) provided
  • State-of-the-art bottle integrity analysis
  • 2002: ISO 9001 Quality certified
  • 2004: ISO 14001 Environmental certified
  • 2012: ISO 22000 Food Safety certified
Great People
  • Located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, our company has a long history of attracting generations of skilled glass-makers from California, Australia, South Africa, and the rest of the world.
Packaging Flexibility
  • Robotic packaging
  • Robotic bulk packaging
  • Small lots
  • Specialty packs
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We are on the forefront of innovation across the industry with advancements in lighter weight bottles, Eco Flint, clear glass flint reclamation, and so
much more.