Winemaker Patrick Melley gave up a career in the restaurant business to join his uncle Ed in the pursuit of making great wine. A largely self taught winemaker, Patrick has already shown great talent in making the Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet sauvignon that were our production prior to moving to Russian Hill. He is now excelling in the production of Pinot noir and Syrah. The key ingredient to Patrick's success is his discriminating palate; his level disposition and great personality don't hurt either. What does Patrick love most about a wine (and therefore works hardest to attain) - is mouthfeel. You'll see what this means when you try some of his wines.
Our Winemaker Talks About His Approach to Making High Quality Wines