Welcome to the first online edition of our Merryvale Wine Club Newsletter!

We are thrilled to share this Spring Issue of our newsletter online so that you can easily access this material anytime from anywhere. This format offers an exciting new way to share up-to-the-minute news and information so you get the most from your wine club membership. We invite you to send us comments and feedback so that we can be sure to include topics that you find interesting and engaging—and that add value to your membership. Please contact us at WineClub@Merryvale.com.


wine and chocolate tasting setup on barThroughout the month of February in honor of Valentine’s Day, we are offering wine club members a decadent tasting experience featuring Earth & Sky Chocolates sourced locally from Calistoga. Indulge in four amazing and individually selected chocolates to pair with current releases of our Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Visit CellarPass to make your reservations.


winemakers at tasting barLearn more about your favorite Merryvale wines with these fun and entertaining videos starring Proprietor René Schlatter and Winemakers Andrew Wright and Jeff Crawford. February’s features include Merryvale Chairman’s Selection and just released 2019 Single Vineyard Pinots. You can watch these short videos on YouTube—here’s the link to our Tasty Tuesday page for everything you need to know to experience these stories ‘straight from the horses’ mouths’. Click to go to Tasty Tuesday Page!


Profile bottles in wine libraryMake plans to join us at Merryvale for a very special wine tasting event, “A TASTE OF PROFILE THROUGH THE DECADES” on Sunday, April 24th from 10am to 1:30pm.
During this sensory experience guests will gain a fuller understanding of how great Napa Valley Cabernet evolves in the bottle and which Profile vintages are personal favorites. This 60-minute guided seminar will be led by Merryvale proprietors assisted by an engaging and highly regarded Napa-born Master Sommelier, Sur Lucero. Following this tasting, guests will be treated to an Italian inspired lunch catered by Tre Posti and paired with Merryvale and Profile Collection wines. Tickets are available for purchase now by clicking here! For more information, please call (707) 968-3429 or email Events Manager Casey Curiel for assistance.


Your membership wine preferences determine which of these wines you will receive.

2019 Chardonnay, Carneros
With much of the fruit for this Chardonnay grown on our Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyard on the Napa side of the Carneros AVA, this 2019 is the best example of everything we love from the region. Bright acidity, savory salinity, layered complexity and luscious mouthfeel all converge in this bottle.
Food Pairing:   Try this Chardonnay with Braised Chicken with Asparagus, Peas and Melted Leeks.
Ageability:   Enjoy for 5+ years from vintage date.

2019 Pinot Noir, Stanly Ranch Estate, Carneros
Our estate grown Pinot Noir from the Stanly Ranch is the fusion of power and finesse. Vinified with traditional Burgundian winemaking practices which highlight the quality of this historic site, you will find bold aromas of cherry cola and baking spices supported by hints of mushroom and forest floor.
Food Pairing:   This Pinot Noir will pair well with Ziti with Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, and Goat Cheese.
Ageability:   Savor over the next 10+ years.

2017 Malbec, Napa Valley
Sourced from our Profile Estate Vineyard and the Stagecoach Vineyard in Oakville, Malbec is an often-overlooked Bordeaux varietal and a somewhat unique wine in Napa Valley. Dark and mysterious with explosions of red and dark fruits on the palate—we think of it as a New World take on an Old World style.
Food Pairing:   Pair this delicious Malbec with Beef-filled Empanadas.
Ageability:   With proper cellaring, this wine will drink beautifully for the next 10+ years.

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga
The fruit comes from the Amoenos and Kenefick Vineyards in Calistoga, located on opposite sides 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 15-20 years.

User Choice Wines:

2019 Silhouette Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Our Silhouette Chardonnay is meticulously crafted from our very best Chardonnay lots.
2017 Pinot Noir, Carneros
Sourced from some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in Carneros, including our own Stanly Ranch Estate.
2018 Merlot, Coombsville
Sourced from this cooler AVA which produces food friendly, high acid wines in the old Napa style.
2016 Chairman’s Selection Red Wine, Napa Valley
This is Cabernet-based blend sourced from select hillside vineyards throughout Napa Valley.
2016 Oakville Grade Red Wine, Napa Valley
An alluring, classic example of everything that is great about Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon.


From Vino & Pizza to our Annual Lobster Feed, get all the up-to-date information on our events for 2022 and find links to make your reservations here!
river cruise ship in France
SPECIAL NOTICE:   There are still two cabins available on the first ever MERRYVALE 2022 RIVER CRUISE through Burgundy and Provence. Click here for details! Call Barb Kalemba, Reservation Manager, at 303.339.0660 to join the fun.

Special Savings on Club Shipment Wines

Don’t forget to take advantage of your discount on case purchases of this shipment’s featured wines through the end of April. Click here to choose your favorites!

Remember to Refer A Friend to our Wine Club… And reap the benefits of our “Merry Messenger” Program! Click here for the details!

Until next time,
The Merryvale Family