Another luscious, full, and rich Merlot that illustrates the full potential of the Ehlers terroir. The tannins are at once fine and chewy, and the bold, juicy structure of this wine is what has always made the Ehlers Merlot “a Merlot for Cabernet drinkers.”
Ehlers Estate Merlot
The story of Ehlers Estate is one of passion, patience, and hard work, intertwined like the tendrils of robust vines that have been part of the landscape here since the mid-1800s. It was the lure of winemaking that tempted Bernard Ehlers to buy a small, dying vineyard in the late 1800s and embark on a quest to create the winery that continues to bear his name. He replanted his newly-acquired 10-acre vineyard, established the olive grove that still thrives today and in 1886 completed construction of the stone barn that is now our beautiful winery building and tasting room. His original Bale Mill Winery continued to operate long after his death, run by his wife until the 1920s and then by successive new owners who took advantage of its prime location and unique terroir.