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While Merus remains a small operation, its roots can be traced back to 1998 when the wine was actually made in the garage of owners Erika J. Gottl and Mark Herold. Since then, the label has been purchased by the Foley family and the winery has been installed in a modest structure on the east side of Napa Valley. In fitting with the winery’s mission and policy of selling via list only, major investment in updating the winery were limited to production, aging and reception facilities. This is not monument to a brand, but rather serves as a warm, welcoming, refined reception for the wine’s consumers.

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  • Snooth User: JonDerry
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    Nice article's a shame Dominus doesn't offer tours or tastings.

    Jun 21, 2011 at 12:46 PM

  • Nice article. Thanks for the insight.

    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:09 PM

  • Snooth User: hmachens
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    I am so much into the wine craze, that I really want to follow my true love of wine, and get into a winery......

    Jun 21, 2011 at 5:02 PM

  • Snooth User: Mr Dolce
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    Great article.

    Jun 22, 2011 at 4:33 AM

  • Snooth User: napagirl68
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    Oh, I could add so much more... how can we host photos here? Maybe there is a way, but I have not been able to do it except for profile. A photo page dedicated to wineries would be nice. I have two amazing ones of chateau montelena, one featured on an SF news channel. Maybe a contributive blog for all on wineries?

    Sep 21, 2011 at 10:07 PM

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