Windacre Vineyard

Russian River Valley – Eastern Hills

Peter and Diana Merriam purchased the Windacre Vineyard in 2000 and began crafting French-style wines immediately. Located on Limerick Lane and originally planted in 1890, it is one of the oldest vineyard sites in Sonoma County. However, it wasn’t until the 1980’s when the unique qualities of the land were considered for Bordeaux-style varietals by the growers and planted merlot. Situated in the warmest corner of the Russian River Valley appellation, where neighboring wineries are world-renowned for Zinfandel, Syrah, petite Syrah, and other sturdy red wine varietals, the climate within Windacre Vineyard is not unlike the Bordeaux region of France and thus well suited to grow such traditional grapes. Although much has changed since the land was first farmed, we maintain the best standards and practices while growing our fruit. From the beginning, Merriam Vineyards have been committed to sustainable farming practices and environmental stewardship, which means minimal intervention to the natural growing process while allowing vines to thrive.

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