Friday, November 4, 2011

11/04-Michael Jordan visits with Dana M. Merrill & Chris Avent

The Merrill Family’s agricultural heritage and grape growing history dates back at least 8 generations on California’s Central Coast. A former family ranch still is home to a grape arbor planted in the 19th century. Today Dana and Marsha Merrill and son Matthew farm the vineyards, while Matthew's winemaking is complemented by winemaker par excellent, Kevin Riley.
After nearly 30 years of growing grapes for many of the finest wineries in California, ranging from ultra premium small producers to the largest international brands, the Merrill’s decided to produce their own wines. In addition to the family estate, the finest blocks of grapes from Santa Barbara and Monterey Counties are selected from vineyards managed by a sister firm, Mesa Vineyard Management, Inc. All wines produced are exclusively farmed by the Merrills who believe that control from planting and pruning through harvest, fementation and cellaring is critical for success. It also ensure a uniform dedication to Sustainability, which led our recent Certification to the SIP program within the Central Coast Vineyard Team.

In the heart of the Mâconnais, La Cave de Lugny (the largest wine producer in Burgundy) has three cellar-shops and offers a range of Burgundy, Mâcon-Lugny and Crémant de Bourgogne wines bottled on the premises. There are 3 production sites - Lugny, Chardonnay and Saint-Gengoux-de-Scissé. Wines suitable for every occasion: Bourgogne blanc et rouge, Mâcon-Lugny, Mâcon-Chardonnay, Mâcon-Peronne, Mâcon-villages, Mâcon rouge et rosé, Bourgogne Passetoutgrains, Bourgogne Aligoté, Mâcon-Cruzille, Viré-Clessé, Saint-Véran, Pouilly-Fuissé, Bourgogne Haute Côte de Beaune et Crémant de Bourgogne.

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