Meritage Alliance
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  • We have our first member winery from Oklahoma!  Welcome to Clauren Ridge Vineyard & Winery from Edmond, OK.  We now have members in 29 states and six countries.
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  • Waters Edge Wineries
  • Clauren Ridge Vineyard & Winery
  • Gershon Bachus Vintners
  • Maple Ridge Vineyard
  • Parasdise Springs 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.