Napa Valley AVA
A small winery production in Sonoma County producing a multitude of award-winning wines
Peter and Diana Merriam honeymooned in France 20 years ago, and since then, the two have shared a love for wine and winemaking. Their passion for wine culminated in the purchase of a vineyard in the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County in 2000. They named the vineyard Windacre after their home in Maine where they spend summers with their children.
Windacre Vineyard is located on the east side of the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County. The micro-climate temperature and soil types are very similar to the Pomerol region of France where the most famous Merlots are made. Peter works very closely with winemaker Keith Mietz, and together they have produced a multitude of award-winning wines.
The Merriams now own 22 acres, where they grow, produce and bottle handcrafted small lot Bordeaux varietals. Recently applying for design approval, Merriam Vineyards hopes to build a new winery with a production capacity of 7,500 cases in the near future. The new facility will house the production facility and the existing dwelling will be converted into the tasting room.