With their roots in the wine industry dating back to the 1770s, its no surprise that the Mettler Family is still growing grapes today. After migrating to the U.S. in the late 1800s, the Mettler family migrated to California, where they knew that farming would bring success. The east side of the now famous Lodi region is where the first Mettler vineyards were planted by George Mettler which began the familys Lodi legacy. Carl Mettler, 4th generation farmer and Georges grandson, continued the family tradition and dedicated his life to farming his grandfathers land. Carl and his wife raised their family amongst their Lodi vineyards. Carl worked closely with nearby Universities and delegated several vine yard sites to experimental varieties.
This experimentation helped to establish growing conditions for specific varieties in the Lodi region. Carls dedication in the vineyard awarded him a spot in the Agricultural Hall of Fame. His integrity and love of the land is still being carried out by one of his three sons, Larry Phillip, who still farms the original Mettler Vineyards, along with his wife Char and their three children, Kimberly, Kelli and Adam.
370006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 12/750
370016 Petite Sirah 12/750
370026 Epicenter Zinfandel 12/750