Merriam Vineyards

Peak Season - Open Daily 10am - 5pm

Winter Hours - December through April
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
Open 10 am - 5pm Thursday - Monday

Native New Englanders Peter and Diana Merriam first envisioned a French-style winery in the United States during their honeymoon in France, where they were struck by the rich culture of food and wine and the seamless quality between life and work among French vignerons. After more than a five-year search for the perfect vineyard with pedigree, they purchased Windacre in 2000 and began blending French-style wines on the warmest edge of the Russian River Valley.

Since acquiring Windacre in 2000, Peter Merriam has taken the first step in creating blends with true vineyard character by complementing the original merlot vines with cabernet franc, petit verdot, and cabernet sauvignon. In other words, the true blending of Merriam estate wines begins in the estate Windacre Vineyard.

In 2008 Merriam Vineyards proudly introduced their new winery and tasting room, where visitors are invited to cross cultures as they taste California-crafted Bordeaux-style wines in a tasting room designed to reflect the comfort and warmth of a New England-style home.

Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, Master Card, Visa

Wine Type: Bordeaux Style Blends, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Late Harvest Wines, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc

Facilities: Air Conditioning, Handicap Accessible, Open to the Public, Tasting Fee Refundable with Purchase, Tours, Tours by Appointment, Wines By The Glass,

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Wine Awards

2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition: 2014
Gold: 2009 Cabernet Franc, Windacre Estate

2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition: 2014
Gold: 09 Cabernet Franc, Jones Vineyard

2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition: 2014
Gold: 09 Cabernet Sauvignon, Windacre Estate