In The Vineyard

'Water separates the people of the world, wine unites them.'     Anonymous

In the beginning is the vineyard - the true source of a wine's greatness. Merryvale's emphasis is on vineyards known for the excellence of their micro-climate, soils and management.

Merryvale’s Estate Vineyard Solstice drapes across an undulating ridgetop high above St. Helena in the heart of the Napa Valley. We collaborate with David Abreu Vineyard Management to produce exceptional Bordeaux varietal grapes at this remarkable site. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot are blended with cooler climate Merlot to contribute to the legend that is 'Profile' - our proprietary red blend.

Merryvale’s Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyard is located in foggy Carneros in southern Napa Valley where San Francisco and San Pablo Bay breezes yield luscious Pinot Noir, Syrah and Chardonnay. Rolling hills and shallow soils combined with a diversity of clonal selection allows us to create a palette of flavors and textures for the winemakers to craft seductive and intriguing wines.

Vineyard jewels throughout Napa Valley are chosen for providing rich diversity and quality needed to ensure Merryvale the best possible fruit for each varietal every vintage.

Carefully tended vines produce balanced crop yields - with an insistence on quality over quantity. The detailed attention involved in growing grapes for Merryvale - specified by vineyard blocks or even row-by-row selections -- result in wines with intense flavors and soft, supple structure.

See a photojourney through the 'Season of the Vine'.