Tours are available Saturday at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm Sundays at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Tour the Cucamonga Valley’s last (at one time there were over 60) remaining Prohibition Era winery still operating at its original location by its founding family.
Today the 3rd, 4th, and 5th generations of the Galleano family still live and work on the ranch.
The production design remains unchanged and the winery is still in use today. Each year we crush approximately 200,000 gallons of wine and bottle just under 10,000 cases.
Wine grapes were planted in the Cucamonga valley by European immigrants, and by the 1930′s vineyards stretched from the Santa Ana River to the San Gabriel Mountains, growing lush in the alluvail fan of deep sandy soil deposited by rivers that flowed down mountain canyons and onto the Cucamonga Valley floor. The average age of the vineyards in the Valley is 90 years, producing much sought after “old vine” wine grapes.
The vineyards are organic, dry farmed (non-irrigated) and average 3 tons per acre. These non-irrigated vines produce grapes of intense, varietal character. Because of the valley’s exceedingly deep sand, the vines can send roots down to depths that superficial drought does not affect them, making dry-farming possible. Galleano vineyards are certified organic, meaning no pesticides no herbicides are used in the process of growing our grapes.