Meli is the dream of celebrated winemaker Adriana Cerda and her son Eduardo. Adriana was a respected winemaker for 30 years when she decided it was time to make her own wine.
In 2005, she and her three adult sons bought a property with 60-year-old Carignan and Riesling vines in the Maule Valley. Using dry farming, Meli produces two unique wines — both unusual for Chile. These varieties, Riesling and Carignan, are well-suited to the Maule Valle, where the growing season is long with cool nights and warm days.
This aromatic white grape most associated with Germany is very expressive of the Maule Valley terroir. Meli’s Riesling is unoaked and has no residual sugar which showcases the grape’s brisk acidity.