Winery & Ranch
The Galante Family has a long history in the Monterey area. Owner Jack Galante's great grandfather, J.F. Devendorf, was the founder of the town of Carmel. He later built the Pine Inn and the prestigious Highlands Inn. In 1969, Jack's parents purchased a 700-acre cattle ranch in rustic Carmel Valley. While still maintaining a working cattle ranch, the Galantes, in 1983, began growing premium grapes on their property, specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1994, Jack Galante decided to build a winery and use his grapes to produce ultra-premium estate bottled wines. Today Galante is recognized as one of the premier wine producers in Monterey County and all of California. Well known for our Cabernet Sauvignon wines, we also make limited amounts of estate grown Malbec, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and several blends. Our wine label is very special to us and reflects our roots as cattle ranchers. The image of the label is a photograph of real leather, hand-tooled by a California saddle maker with silver conchos in each corner designed by a local silversmith. Our 3-Liter bottles are adorned with real hand-tooled leather labels and sterling silver conchos! The bottles are refillable as well so they can be continually enjoyed.