"You know what it's like working with a million-gallon tank?" asked Chad Joseph, talking about his first job as a winemaker, at E. & J. Gallo in Modesto. "You can't even throw a football across it."
E. & J. Gallo, of course, doesn't just employ winemakers. They employ armies of winemakers. In the late 1990s, Joseph worked his way up the ranks of teams responsible for brands like Carlo Rossi, Livingston Cellars, Turning Leaf and Gallo Sonoma, gaining valuable experience in the process.