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.