Merriman Vineyard

Merriman Vineyard

Merriman Vineyard is east facing, sitting at the top of a ridge at 500 ft known as Cummins Ridge. It is also dry farmed, which has trained the roots of the vines to go deeper into the soil in search of water. Since planting in 1999, we have kept yields to a minimum in order to maximize ripening and flavor, frequently coming in lower than 1 ton/acre. Merriman Vineyard also provides fruit for all Owen Pinot Noir offerings and few select wineries. We use sustainable agricultural methods and were LIVE certified in 2008. The vineyard is in a rain shadow, which gives us a reprieve from the rain and clouds that the rest of the valley experiences.