The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday they have signed a partnership with E. & J. Gallo Winery, beginning in the 2014 season.
"We are thrilled to add E. & J. Gallo Winery as a sponsor and to provide our fans with yet another quality beverage option at Raymond James Stadium starting with this upcoming season. Gallo's strong reputation and quality wines are a great addition as we continue to enhance and improve the gameday experience for our fans," said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford.
The Buccaneers are in the midst of a $7 million comprehensive overhaul of Raymond James Stadium's main concourse concession locations, due to be completed by mid-July. Through the new partnership with Gallo – the world's largest family-owned winery – fans attending Buccaneers games will be able to enjoy the company's Barefoot Refresh line, which will be featured on select menu boards and all luxury suite menus. In addition, the winery will be integrated into promotions for the Buccaneers' women's organization, which exists to empower women and girls through year-round activities to celebrate female fans.
ABOUT E. & J. GALLO
Established in 1933 in Modesto, California, by Ernest and Julio Gallo, E. & J. Gallo Winery has become the world's largest family-owned winery and the foremost winery in the art of grape growing, winemaking, distribution and marketing of wines. With seven wineries strategically located in California's wine regions and access to grapes from vineyards in all of the premier grape-growing areas of the state, Gallo produces wines in every category, to suit every taste. Gallo imports wines from eight of the major wine growing countries in the world. Some of the brands in Gallo's wine portfolio include Gallo Family Vineyards, Barefoot Cellars, Louis M. Martini, MacMurray Estate Vineyards, Bridlewood Estate Winery, Mirassou, Frei Brothers Reserve, DaVinci, Martín Códax, Don Miguel Gascón, Ecco Domani, McWilliam's Hanwood Estate, and William Hill Estate. Recently, the Winery has expanded its portfolio to include distilled spirits with the introduction of New Amsterdam Gin and Familia Camarena Tequila.