Meritage Alliance
What's happening
  • The Meritage Alliance now has more than 350 members!  We reached the milestone on July 14, 2014, when Beauregard Vineyards and Little Washington Winery & Vineyards joined.
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New Members
  • Navarre Coulee Vineyards
  • Uppercut Winery
  • Prairie Berry Winery
  • Baroness Cellars
  • Francis Ford Coppola Winery
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25 Years of Meritage
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Red Meritage


Red Meritage wines historically have been among the world's most highly rated wines. They are prized for their smooth, silky texture and complex, robust structure. While they age beautifully - often for decades - most are also very drinkable in their younger years.

A Red Meritage is a blend of two or more of the red "noble" Bordeaux varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and the rarer St. Macaire, Gros Verdot and Carmenère. If the blend includes any other grape variety, it is, by definition, not a Meritage. Also, to qualify as a Meritage, no single grape variety can make up more than 90% of the blend.