Clos Didi is a family owned vineyard dedicated to producing estate wines. We take pride making wine from sustainably grown fruit from the Carneros region in beautiful Sonoma, California. We hope you love the wine as much as we do.
What’s in a Name
Melody’s family has a long history in California agriculture dating back to early settlers. Melody’s grandma, Jessie Doris Poundstone, was an instrumental figure in her life. Jessie Doris ran the family ranch which farmed large agricultural crops in Northern California. Jessie taught Melody the value of hard work and the challenges that come with wind, frost, and nature. Melody, who called herself Didi as a kid, loved to walk the acres with Grandma Jessie. She learned to drive tractor at an early age. When Edina, Melody’s daughter, called herself Didi for the first time, Melody’s mouth dropped open in surprise.
Clos Didi is inspired by these three generations of women. We pour our family’s love into each bottle.
Melody Meckfessel “The One Woman Show”
Melody’s passion is focused on growing quality fruit and creating a wine that brings a smile to the faces of her friends and family. She is responsible for pretty much everything that goes into each bottle. From selection of fruit to branding, marketing, sales, Melody pours her love into all aspects of the business.
Melody was raised in Chico, CA. She graduated from UC Berkeley where she studied biology and history and has a masters in Finance. She is employed by a prominent Internet company. When she is not working on wine for Clos Didi or her day job in engineering, she is an active mom, runner and writer.
Bruce Devlin “The Genius”
Bruce is the winemaking genius behind Clos Didi. He works closely with Melody to produce a wine they both want to drink.
Bruce Devlin was born in San Jose, California, but his birth certificate might as well been a passport. Bruce's first real experience with wine and wine making was in 1994, when he went to Germany with a student work internship program working in the Pfalz at Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl. After returning to the U.S. he obtained a degree from the University of California at Davis in Fermentation Science. While at Davis, Bruce worked for Lagier-Meredith vineyards part time. He worked directly with the owner to establish and maintain an ultra-premium Mt. Veeder Syrah program. Outside of studies he managed a virus research vineyard on the campus at U.C. Davis, and conducted studies that were eventually published in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture.
After graduating in 1997, Bruce worked in Sonoma County at Geyser Peak Winery. He decided to gain experience with an international perspective. He spent the 1998 Southern Hemisphere harvest working for Boschendal Wine Estates in South Africa and the 1998 Northern Hemisphere harvest working for Weingut Louis Guntrum in Rheinhessen, Germany. The 1999 vintage was spent working for Tatachilla Winery in McLaren Vale, South Australia.
Bruce returned to the U .S. in the summer of 1999 and began working for Ballentine Vineyards. His background brings both old world and new world style to handcraft wines specific to each variety and vineyard site. Bruce also owns and operates Three Clicks Wines with his wife, Danielle Cyrot.