San Rucci Winery

Hand crafted wines inspired by our Italian Heritage

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Our story in a few words...

The tradition that has become San Rucci Winery began over 90 years ago when a young Italian from Tuscany his wife and their young family immigrated to the United States. Today, the San Rucci winemaking tradition is carried on by father and son team Bill and Tony Merz. Our winemaking style is Californian wines inspired by our family winemaking heritage.

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Located in Bakersfield, CA

Founded in:
2019

Winemaking by:
Bill Merz, Tony Merz

Case produced per year:
250
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Our story in a few more words

The tradition that has become San Rucci Winery began over 90 years ago when a young Italian from Tuscany his wife and their young family immigrated to the United States. Faith and family was always important to Francisco Becherucci so like his family had done for years, he began to make wine at home for the family, especially for their Sunday dinners. The family winemaking tradition continued and became a greater part of family life when Francisco's granddaughter married a winemaker who's German and Sicilian family had also carried on the tradition of home winemaking for family Get-togethers and Sunday dinners. They, in turn, passed the love of family, faith and good wine to their son and daughters. By combining the Sicilian and Tuscan family names together - San Filippo and Becherucci, the tradition of San Rucci was born.

Today, the San Rucci winemaking tradition is carried on by father and son team Bill and Tony Merz. Our winemaking style is Californian wines inspired by our family winemaking heritage.

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