The Meritage is our Bordeaux Blend, a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. The wines are vinified separately, and then mixed and re-barreled. This Meritage consists of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, and 27% Cabernet Franc.

Our Vines

In Dutchess County, NY, the winters can be brutal to Merlot vines, and autumn frosts can come before the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes reach optimal ripeness. This means we can only produce Bordeaux blends in special years. The 2017 vintage presented us with an exceptional confluence of conditions: a mild winter followed by a warm, long, dry growing season.

Pairing Suggestions

  • Grilled Irish Salmon 
  • Roasted Free Range Chicken 
  • Grilled Shrimp 
  • Beets & Goat Cheese 
  • Arugula & Prosciutto