The spirited ways of Barefoot Wine really began with the founders, Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey. In 1986, they took a sleepy label and gave it Sole. Both agreed it was time for a wine that didn't take itself too seriously. So, Barefoot Cellars was created and initially run out of their home. Some say the office was so small you had to go outside to change your mind.
Founded in 1933 by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo, E. & J. Gallo Winery remains a family company that offers table and sparkling wine, malt beverage products, dessert wine, and distilled spirits, as well as import wines. E. & J. Gallo Winery is the world's largest family-owned winery and the largest exporter of California wine, with an ever-expanding portfolio of wines that is recognized and enjoyed by consumers around the world.