With a passion for the artistry behind winemaking coupled with an appreciation of a balanced lifestyle, Melissa brings a unique vision and spirit to her role at Meiomi. Melissa aspires to create wines that are meant to be enjoyed while laughing and sharing a delicious meal with friends and family. While laidback and easygoing by nature, Melissa has an extensive and impressive background at some of California’s top wineries. Melissa approaches her role as Meiomi winemaker as an exercise in balancing the best fruit of Sonoma, Monterey and Santa Barbara Counties. In her blends of the cool-climate grapes, she creates wines of bold character and harmony - ripe and rich, with expressive depth and taste. The vineyards along Coastal California are a perfect combination of earth and elements, chosen specifically to contribute to each Meiomi wine and to represent the best of their appellation. By combining their exemplary qualities into a single wine, Meiomi achieves unforgettable balance, complexity, and richness of flavor. This approach of complementary blending achieves wines that are easy to love and hard to forget.