At Merisi Wines, our intentionally small lot wines are made with a wildly big heart. Our endless pursuit of quality begins in the vineyard: partnering with multi-generational family growers whose stewardship is reflected in their sustainable, organic, and thoughtful practices. In the cellar, we seek to translate these beautiful truths and capture the nuance and personality of each site through minimal intervention winemaking: picking by taste and flavor, preserving a grape’s natural acidity, native fermentations, and minimal sulfur additions. In wine, we call this terroir: honest interpretation of the vineyard. In art, curators describe it as passionate realism. Merisi Wines is named after the Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, perhaps the most provocative painter of this style. His pursuit of authenticity and distinctiveness from his peers became our beacon of truth telling and excellence.