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To make quality wines, you must first start with quality grapes...

...before becoming manager of Lago di Merlo Vineyards and Winery.



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Harry Merlo Jr., Winemaker


Harry Merlo Jr. graduated in 1992 from California State University, Fresno, with a Bachelor of Science in Viticulture and a minor in Enology.

Billie Merlo graduated with a BS in Plant Science and an emphasis on Production.

Following graduation, Harry Jr. interned at Parducci Winery before becoming manager of Lago di Merlo Vineyards and Winery.

Harry Jr. and Billie Merlo, 2004

"I met Harry in a Plant Genetics class my junior year of college. We have been practicing our own genetics with the birth of our two sons, Dominic and Anthony. After working with the University of California Cooperative Extension for several years, I decided to join my husband in the vineyards. This allowed me opportunity to assist him with the family business and be a full-time mother to the fourth generation of grape growers and wine makers (maybe)."

- Billie Merlo





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