What is a library wine?

Sometimes a winery holds back a portion of the wine from a given vintage for a number of years; when they sell it later, it’s typically called a “library release,” and it’s a great way to get your hands on a well-aged wine. No fussing around with auctions or the grey market. No worrying about the wine’s provenance – was it stored in a cellar, a closet, or a car trunk? Stored and aged at the winery is about as secure as you can get. However, library wines are not that common; sitting on stock is not the best way to create revenue, so a winery needs both storage facilities and financial resources to hold back on sales.

2001 Windacre Merlot

2005 Miktos

2005 Dunnsden Cab

Why Bordeaux varieties? While honeymooning in France, Peter and Diana Merriam fell in love with the country and all things French. The theme carried through first with their love of entertaining family and friends with the perfect food and wine pairings, and, in 2000, with the production of small lot, handcrafted wines from their own estate vineyard, and from grapes grown in the Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys by some of the most highly esteemed growers in Sonoma County.
Contact Merriam Vineyards

Merriam Vineyards Winery

11650-11654 Los Amigos Rd.
Healdsburg, CA 95448


Tel: (707) 433 4034
Fax: (707) 433 4039

Tasting Room

Tel: (707) 433 4032
Fax: (707) 433 4036
Email: info@merriamvineyards.com

Hours of Operation

Open Daily 10-5

Upcoming Events

November 12, 2010
Wine Tasting
Cystic Fibrosis Uncork the Cure
Grand Tasting Room
Boston Harbor Hotel
6:00pm - 10:00pm

November 18 - 21, 2010
2010 Sonoma Showcase of Fine Wine, Art, Food & Music
Vistancia Village
29701 N. Sunrise Point
Peoria, AZ
(602) 380-6554

December 4, 2010
Holiday Open House
11650 Los Amigos Road, Healdsburg
10:00am - 5:00pm
(707) 433-4032

Wine Clubs

With three unique clubs to choose from, you can’t go wrong! Owners Peter and Diana Merriam frequently organize fun dinner and social opportunities on both the East and West coasts that feature Merriam Vineyards’ new releases and special, small lot selections paired with local foods and famous chefs. In addition to all the perks listed for each wine club, joining us is a great way to interact with interesting people from all over the country.

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