Dana Merrill has been farming on the Central Coast of California his entire life. Growing up in an agricultural family as a 7th Generation Californian he has learn much about farming on the Central Coast. In the early 1980’s he farmed San Bernabe Vineyard in King City which grew to the one of the largest contiguous vineyards in the world at 9,000 acres later in the decade. He also started Mesa Vineyard Management Inc, was founded in 1989 to offer premium vineyard management services for Robert Mondavi Winery. Today, Mesa Vineyard Management Inc. specializes in San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties in the Central Coast of California but has also expanded to the Willamette Vally and Umpqua Valley of Oregon.