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Robert Hall Merlot 2017

Robert Hall Merlot 2017

“We take Merlot seriously at Robert Hall. It was Robert Hall’s favorite wine Our Merlot is typically more structured than our Cabernet Sauvignon and typically served last.”

– Don Brady & Amanda Gorter, Winemakers at Robert Hall


Many vineyard sites in Paso Robles are well suited for Merlot. Moderate temperatures, maritime influence and clay soils contribute to this robust wine. Aged in French and Eastern European Oak for 18 months.




From the start, Don Brady has led our winemaking team. Working hand in hand with our founder, Don’s skill and devotion to Paso Robles helped establish the region as a distinct AVA in 1983, create the unique style the region is renowned for, and make it a favorite of wine lovers around the globe. 

While studying at Texas Tech University, Don worked at the Pheasant Ridge Vineyard and the University of Texas experimental wine and grape program. After college, he joined Llano Estacado Winery and helped put the Texas wine industry on the map, including having his wines served at several White House functions. 

After moving to California, Don earned worldwide acclaim as the recipient of the International Wine & Spirits “Wine of America” Award and in 2006, he was recognized as “Winemaker of the Year.” Don also sat on the board of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance from 2005-2007. 


Amanda Gorter has trained under some of the best in the industry, including her current mentor, Don Brady. She joined Robert Hall Winery in 2016 and was promoted to Winemaker in 2019. Amanda has a degree in Biology with a Winemaking Certificate from the University of California, Davis.

Winemaker Notes, About Don Brady, and About Amanda Gorter sourced from