A Promising Year Ahead

With Spring just around the corner, we at Merryvale are thrilled to welcome a new growing season. After months of winter dormancy, the vines awaken and a new life cycle takes place. For our winemakers, spring is just as exciting in the cellar. Following an outstanding harvest, the 2023 vintage is starting to express itself and is predicted to be one of the finest in years. Make your plans now to visit us during February and partake in our ever-popular wine and chocolate pairing featuring a flight of wines from your current Club shipment. Read on for more details. We look forward to hosting you soon!

Introducing Senior Luxury Sales Specialist
Meena Ruybalid

Hailing from the picturesque landscapes of Sonoma County and Napa, Meena brings over a decade of wine industry experience to the Merryvale team. She joined us this past October with the mandate of connecting our Club members and customers with the perfect Merryvale wines and experiences. Whether you’re on the hunt for a special cellared bottle, seeking tickets to exclusive Merryvale events, or looking for help with unique gift orders, Meena’s wealth of knowledge and expertise ensures that your wine journey is seamless and memorable. Join us in raising a glass to Meena, your trusted guide through the world of Merryvale wines. Here’s to creating unforgettable memories and savoring the finest wines together!

Club members Larry and Kimberly Miller

Member Spotlight
Larry & Kimberly Miller

As proclaimed on each bottle, we firmly believe that fine wine is not just a beverage but an integral part of our culture, enriching the quality of life. Larry and Kimberly Miller are members of our Wine Club who embody our philosophy, their Merryvale journey starting over 30 years ago. Larry’s first encounter with Merryvale was in the late ’80s, back when we were known as Sunny St. Helena. His initial tasting left a lasting impression, leading him to bring Kimberly for their first date, and the connection has only deepened since.

Despite numerous Napa Valley options, Larry and Kimberly chose to visit Merryvale again and again for our warm atmosphere and exceptional wines. “Merryvale is the only winery where we truly love all the wines,” says Larry. Moreover, “Merryvale just feels like home,” he adds.

We extend heartfelt gratitude to Larry and Kimberly and all our Wine Club Members who make Merryvale a part of their lives and share our wines with friends and family. To explore further details about the Merryvale Messenger program and its associated perks, please visit Refer a Friend to view program details.

Join us in February for a Wine and Chocolate Pairing
Throughout February, Wine Club Members and guests can enjoy a decadent experience featuring our favorite local, artisanal chocolatier, Earth & Sky Chocolates of Calistoga. Indulge in five amazing and individually selected chocolates to pair with our Solstice Sparkling, Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir, St Helena Cabernet Sauvignon, and Antigua Muscat. Priced at $75 per person, this enchanting experience is a perfect blend of luxury and flavor. As always, reservations for groups of up to four are complimentary for our valued Wine Club members. Secure your spot today and treat yourself to this delightful pairing adventure. Click here to book today.


Winter Library Wine Tasting at Merryvale Vineyards
Sunday, March 10th, 10:00AM-12:00PM in Merryvale’s Cask Room

Join Proprietors, René and Laurence Schlatter, and winemaker, Andrew Wright amidst the captivating ambiance of our historic Cask Room to enjoy a hand-picked selection of our finest cellared bottlings.
This event begins with a taste of our latest Silhouette Chardonnay release and continues with a Silhouette Library Selection, showcasing the exquisite 2003 vintage from 3-liter bottles —a true gem from our cellar. We’ll then transition to Bordeaux varietal bottlings and blends featuring select vintages of Reserve Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Estate Cuvee, St Helena Cabernet Sauvignon and Profile. This tasting adventure will be accompanied by an artfully prepared grazing table by La Saison, with an abundance of cheese, charcuterie, olives, nuts, fruit, handmade crackers, cheese sticks, and variety of lightly roasted vegetables with dips.
Acquire your tickets today and ensure you don’t miss out on this unforgettable opportunity to taste history, elevate your wine appreciation, and create lasting memories. Tickets now available!

Spring Feast at Profile Estate
Saturday, May 11th, 11AM-2PM

Celebrate Spring and Mother’s Day Eve with Merryvale Proprietors, René and Laurence Schlatter, at our Profile Estate Vineyard. Enjoy the stunning backdrop of rolling hills and Napa Valley views while indulging in a delightful array of Merryvale Reserve wines and a casually elegant gourmet feast. We’re thrilled to collaborate with Calistoga Inn for a mouthwatering menu featuring live fired Whole Hog Roast, fresh spring veggies and more. Don’t miss out on this inaugural spring celebration at Profile Estate—secure your tickets today! Tickets now available!

Click here for more information about upcoming Merryvale events or contact Events Manager, Casey Curiel at 707-968-3429, or ccuriel@merryvale.com.

IN THIS SHIPMENT…
YOUR SPRING WINE CLUB RELEASES

Your membership wine preferences determine which of these wines you will receive.
2022 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
The inaugural vintage for this Reserve Sauvignon Blanc. With its impeccable balance of vibrant fruit, lively acidity, and refined texture, this wine represents an exceptional expression of Napa Valley’s unique sense of place.
Food Pairing:   Enjoy this sauvignon blanc with seafood dishes.
Ageability:   This stunning wine will continue to evolve over the next 5+ years.
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
A wine truly representational of Napa Valley and the vintage. Bright, fresh and vibrant while rooted with a savory core, this is pure Napa in a glass.
Food Pairing:   Enjoy this Napa Cab with braised short ribs.
Ageability:   This wine will evolve over the next 10 years.
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga
The fruit comes from four Vineyards located on the North ends of the valley. Each provides their own unique characteristics which gives this wine the complexity you’ve come to enjoy in previous releases.
Food Pairing:   Enjoy this Calistoga Cab with Steak Au Poivre with Red Wine Pan Sauce.
Ageability:   With proper cellaring, this wine will drink beautifully for the next decade.
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Saint Helena
Drawn from our Profile Estate Vineyard, this Cabernet is a bold wine from a warm vintage that still maintains balanced acidity and refined complexity.
Food Pairing:   Our Saint Helena Cabernet will pair well with Roasted Lamb Shank with Garlic and Rosemary.
Ageability:   With proper cellaring, this wine will drink beautifully for the next 10+ years.

User Choice Wines:

Solstice Brut Sparkling Wine, Napa Valley
Sourced from the Napa Side of the Carneros AVA, from our Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyard.
2021 Silhouette Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Sourced from our Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyard, the Silhouette has been our very best Chardonnay bottling since the first vintage in 1993.
2021 Pinot Noir, Stanly Ranch Estate, Carneros
Produced from the top Pinot Noir barrels from Stanly Ranch Estate, this wine showcases the elegance and charm that Carneros is known for.
2017 Oakville Grade Red Wine, Napa Valley
A classic Oakville Bordeaux blend from an elegantly powerful vintage.
2021 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunning blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, sourced from our Estate vineyards.

Special Savings on Club Shipment Wines

Take advantage of your discount on case purchases of this shipment’s featured wines through the end of March. Click here to choose your favorites!

Until next time,
The Merryvale Family