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 and bouquet while its structure and complexity are delicately enhanced with traditional methods of blending. The art and philosophy of Lago di Merlo is unmistakable in the unique expressions of our Dry Creek Valley reds. The Sonoma region is similar to parts of Northern Italy in soil structure and climate, providing ideal growing conditions. Our family is dedicated to crafting superior wines with qualities and characteristics unique to our region; excellent wine is grown, not made.
- Harry Merlo Jr.





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