Merriam Vineyards will be closed November 24th and 25th, 2021 to celebrate Thanksgiving. Enjoy time with your family and friends!

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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.
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.
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.