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Lago di Merlo Vineyards & Winery

This winery has multiple brands: Ca' Bella | Lago di Merlo Vineyards & Winery

Established: 1997

Lago di Merlo Vineyards & Winery

Home Appellation/Region: Dry Creek Valley - California, United States

Production History - Annual Case Production: 3,000

Produces: Table Wine, Port Wine, Dessert Wine
VinTank Brand ID: 003610-01 (permalink, short)

Red Wines

Barbera, Vintages 1997 - present
Cabernet Sauvignon, Vintages 1997 - 2005
Primitivo, Vintages 2007 - present
Sangiovese, Vintages 2003 - present
Syrah, Vintage 2003
Zinfandel, Vintages 1997 - present

White Wines

Fiano, Vintages 2008 - present
Moscato, Vintages 2005 - present
Viognier, Vintage 2007

Port/Fortified Wines

Touriga Nacional, Vintages 2009 - present


Practicing Biodynamic

Winery Notes


About Winery

Winemaker >> To make quality wines, you must first start with quality grapes... Management >> ...before becoming manager of Lago di Merlo Vineyards and Winery. ...excellent wine is grown, not made. At Lago di Merlo Vineyards & Winery, each of our wines has its own distinct means of expressing the terroir (soil, topography and microclimate) from which it was born. The style of our wine derives from this marriage of ground and climate producing bold and gallant red wines from Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Appellation hillsides. Our commitment to the natural composition of our wines is evident in its character ... more

Winery History

Harry Merlo Sr. began at the age of five crushing grapes with his feet below the railroad tracks in the Italian section of Stirling City, California. His Father, Giuseppe Merlo, an Italian immigrant, was considered the wine steward of the High Sierra lumber town. He would set a washtub on the woodshed floor and dump into it a 50-pound lug of zinfandel grapes and young Harry would begin to stomp. Thus began his association with the wine industry. Harry has often said that he qualifies as a connoisseur of wine because he has purple feet. The tradition continued with the ... more

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