The Winery at Starmont
STARMONT… A winery that will fully realize Merryvale’s vision for a state-of-the-art “green” facility to craft premium wines from sustainably farmed grapes.
Starmont is located at the entrance to the Napa Valley on the historic Stanly Ranch, one of the first vineyards planted in the valley, built by agricultural pioneer Judge John Stanly in 1872. Merryvale currently has 50 acres planted to chardonnay, pinot noir and syrah surrounding Starmont.
The winery opened officially on September 6th, 2006, just two days before the first grapes arrived! With the opening of this facility, Merryvale has formalized its commitment to protecting and preserving the environment.
At Starmont, each barrel room has independent climate controls to more efficiently manage fermentations and barrel aging.
Automated systems manage temperatures by bringing in cooler nighttime air and venting out warmer air, using low energy fans, when conditions permit.
State of the art Solarcraft Solar Energy System:
- Generates enough electricity each day to power over 250 average homes.
- Spares the air of over 472 tons of harmful greenhouse gases annually.
- Over the next 30 years, the pollution saved will be equivalent to driving over 32 million miles.
We recycle 100% of our winery process water as vineyard and landscaping irrigation.
Energy efficient lighting, motors, compressors, double paned windows and a fully insulated building (roof and walls).
We are proud to be a member of the Napa Sustainable Winegrowing Group, and we are strongly urging all of our growers to farm sustainably.
Our estate vineyards at Stanly Ranch became certified through the Napa Green Farm Certificate Program in 2007.