A brief history
Metzker Family Estates is a small family owned winery, founded in 2014 by Mike Metzker. MFE strives to produce exceptional wines that are true to their region, varietal and terroir. We carefully select fruit from some of the most prestigious vineyards in Napa and Sonoma counties ranging from the Russian River Valley and the Sonoma Coast in Sonoma to both Spring and Howell Mountains in Napa Valley. MFE’s black label wines represent the reserve tier and come from some of the most coveted vineyards in these areas.
Metzker Family Estates’ Winemaker, Melissa Castro, artfully crafts wines that mirror the terroir by having a hands-on approach in the vineyard, and takes it further to assist in developing the sales and marketing strategy. Her contagious passion and joy for winemaking is spread throughout every facet of what MFE does.
Mike’s six children are 9th generation Metzker. Cameron Metzker, Mike’s eldest son, was the first Gen9 Metzker to relocate from Texas to the Napa Valley with his wife Adrienne to oversee Metzker Family Estates as the Director of Sales and Hospitality. Mike’s daughter, Amanda Cantley has taken an active role in event planning of MFE release parties and festivities. To honor family, the creation of our reserve 2017 Gen9 Cabernet Sauvignon stands to showcase Metzker Family Estates as a first-class producer of spectacular wines from Sonoma and Napa Valley.