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Merry Edwards Winery

  • 2959 Gravenstein Hwy. N/Hwy. 116 Map It
  • Sebastopol
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Winemaker Merry Edwards describes the Russian River Valley as "the epicenter of great Pinot Noir," and she produces wines that express the unique characteristics of the soils, climates, and grape clones from which they derive. (Edwards's research into Pinot Noir clones is so extensive that one is named after her.) The valley's warmer-than-average daytime temperatures, says Edwards, encourage more intense fruit, and evening fogs mitigate the extra heat's potential negative effects. Group tastings of single-vineyard and blended Pinots take place throughout the day, and there are five sit-down appointment slots. Edwards also makes a Sauvignon Blanc that's lightly aged in old oak. Tastings end, rather than begin, with this singular white wine so as not to distract guests' palates from the Pinot Noirs.

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2959 Gravenstein Hwy. N/Hwy. 116, near Oak Grove Ave., Sebastopol, California, 95472, USA

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707-823–7466; 888-388–9050

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  • Call winery for tasting fee

Published 07/06/2016


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