For decades, the Louis Martini label featured a horse-drawn wagon loaded with freshly harvested grapes. E.&J. Gallo Winery of Modesto bought Martini a few years ago and turned around the team and wagon on the label.
For decades, the Louis Martini label featured a horse-drawn wagon loaded with freshly harvested grapes. E.&J. Gallo Winery of Modesto bought Martini a few years ago and turned around the team and wagon on the label. Mike Dunne Special to The Bee
For decades, the Louis Martini label featured a horse-drawn wagon loaded with freshly harvested grapes. E.&J. Gallo Winery of Modesto bought Martini a few years ago and turned around the team and wagon on the label. Mike Dunne Special to The Bee
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Perusing old wine bottle labels offers tasty glimpse into evolution of California winemaking

March 28, 2017 08:00 AM

UPDATED March 28, 2017 01:01 PM

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