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One Marine-turned-winemaker's call back to duty
Jun 29, 2011 8:01 am
Rob Mercer on the banks of the Euphrates River
Photo courtesy of Rob Mercer

Who said wine wasn’t a manly pursuit? Certainly not Rob Mercer of Mercer Estates in Washington State. The ex-Marine launched his family winery, along with his wife, Brenda, and partners, the Hogue family, in 2008. Not that he was around for the big event. Rob was overseas, serving his country in Iraq. Interestingly, his experience as a winemaker...

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