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Passing our legacy from one generation to the next.

Team
The heart and soul of the winery

Peter Merriam
Peter Merriam
Proprietor
An avid skier and accomplished fly fisherman, Peter finds that the discipline, dedication and focus that he has developed through skiing and fishing have served him well in the vineyard. Peter and Diana purchased the estate, now Merriam Vineyards, in 2000 when his 20-year wine retail business aided in the new endeavor. A natural conservationist, Peter is the driving force behind the sustainable and organic philosophy in the vineyards.  He and Diana split their time between Sonoma County and their home in Maine.
Diana Merriam
Diana Merriam
Proprietor
Diana was raised in New England where she and Peter met. During their honeymoon in France, Diana and Peter were inspired by the intricacies of food and regional styles of wine. While raising four children, Diana began a passion for cooking and gardening. Years later, the purchase of Merriam Vineyards fulfilled their desire to share what they love most about New England and Europe, in a California setting. Diana is an advocate for local sustainable agriculture, wine, food and warm family hospitality.
William Weese
William Weese
Winemaker
Will is a Sonoma County native who has been in the industry for many years exploring and working in wine regions of California along with Chile, France and New Zealand. He loves to encompass both old and new world styles in creating his own identity as a winemaker. As a winemaker, he likes to pay tribute to the land with a focus on organic, biodynamic and sustainability. Will in his spare time is typically on a golf course, working on his car, or spending time with family and friends.
Lisamarie Kennedy
Lisamarie Kennedy
General Manager
Lisamarie was born in SF and raised in Berkeley. She has been living in Healdsburg for 17 years. She raised her two sons’ here and now they are off to college. She has 20+ years in the wine business. Her focus is hospitality and providing the “best in class service” at the winery. She loves people. Her motto is that guests and club members leave happier than when they arrived. She has a rescue dog named Anya who you can meet when you come to the winery. She likes to be with friends, hike, ride her Peloton bike and drink wine to name a few.
Kathryn McGovern
Kathryn McGovern
Office Manager
Kathryn moved to Santa Rosa in 2021. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Kathryn grew up hiking and camping in the Pacific Northwest. Having a background in Business and Accounting, she is excited to bring her knowledge to Merriam Vineyards. In her free time she enjoys cooking, spending time with her cats, and exploring the outdoors.
Evan Merriam
Evan Merriam
Estate Manager
Born and raised north of Boston, Massachusetts, Evan grew up fishing and sailing along the New England coast during the summer and skiing the mountains in the winters. Throughout high school and college he began travelling to California more frequently to help bottle and pour wine. In 2017 the easy decision was made to relocate to Healdsburg and work alongside the winemaker, which led to an invaluable hands-on experience. In his free time, Evan enjoys exploring California’s rivers, mountains and coastline.
Isabella Salvadori
Isabella Salvadori
Wine Club Manager
Isabella is a Sonoma County native and American Indian. She has over 5 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She loves traveling, experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. When she isn't enjoying wine, you can find her hiking the local hills, reading or spending time with friends and family. She absolutely adores children and all fur babies. She is a HUGE foodie and will try anything at least once. She is a caretaker at heart and is excited to take this next step in her career to help all of our guests, and club members alike, create a memorable experience.