Merryvale In A Nutshell

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Year Founded:



1000 Main Street, St. Helena, Napa Valley, California -- our historic winery, once known as Sunny St. Helena, was the first to be built in the Napa Valley following the Repeal of Prohibition

Winery Principals:

The Schlatter Family


Sean Foster, Senior Winemaker; Jeff Crawford, Starmont Winemaker; Simon Faury, Merryvale Winemaker.

Winemaking Philosophy:

Our goal is to create elegant, complex world-class wines in the finest European style while showcasing the exceptional fruit from our sustainably farmed Estate vineyards. We are also fortunate to contract with a select group of growers who share our commitment to quality and sustainability.

Wine Production:

Merryvale: 12,000 cases annually; Starmont: 90,000+ cases annually

Starmont wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosé of Pinot Noir

Merryvale varietal and estate vineyard wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, 'Antigua' Muscat de Frontignan and other limited production bottlings

Merryvale prestige cuvées: 'Silhouette' Chardonnay and 'Profile' (a proprietary red Bordeaux blend)

Tasting Room:

Located in the heart of our historic winery – our Tasting Room offers guests a truly unique view of Napa Valley history and winemaking. Open daily 10:30 a.m. Direct line: 707 963 7777 or toll-free: 888 963 0576 ext 440 or 431. Wine tasting flights are offered until 5 p.m. and range in price. An excellent assortment of wine and food related gifts are also available in our retail area, which is open until 5:30 p.m.

Private tours, tastings and seminars are available by appointment: email us at or call 800 326 6069 ext 431.

Wine Experiences:

See our winery—the first built after the Repeal of Prohibition—on our "Historic Tour & Barrel Tasting." This behind-the-scenes tour includes our Merryvale varietal wines and a barrel tasting. Cost is $35 per person. Call 707 968 3431 or Click here to make reservations.

Come to Merryvale and explore one of life's most essential and enjoyable wine and food pairings at our "Artisanal Cheese & Wine Pairing". Cost is $50 per person; reservations are required, call 707 968 3431 or Click here to make reservations.

Relax in one of our private tasting areas for our "Library Portfolio Tasting". Includes vintage and current release wines. Cost is $75 per person; reservations are required, call 707 968 3431 or Click here to make reservations.

'New Release Parties & Barrel Tastings' are held quarterly in March, June, September and December (see Calendar of Events for actual dates). Features small samples of food pairings and entertainment throughout the afternoon in addition to Merryvale's award-winning wines 'thieved' from French oak barrels. Contact us for details and to be added to our mailing list. Special pricing available for Profile Club members. Click here to Email us or call 707 968 3414.

Historic Cask Room:

For special events to remember, Merryvale's Cask Room features a magical ambience with century-old 2,000 gallon casks lining the stone walls of this private and elegant room. For information on booking an event, call 800 326 6069 ext 429 or Email our Events Staff.

Merryvale Wine Club:

One of Napa Valley's most popular wine clubs, members receive quarterly shipments of either 3 or 6 bottles of wine - often limited production selections available only for club members. With a variety of club options - two levels plus a 'red wines only' option for each – and a 'Magnum' Club, you'll find one that's just right for you. Benefits include complimentary tastings for members and two guests in our tasting room (club members must be present), special offers and events throughout the year, and a club newsletter with wine info and recipes. For more information, please call 877 887 7763 or visit the club section on our website.