Merkin Vineyards & Caduceus Cellars are making high elevation wines out of predominantly Italian and Spanish varieties. Owner and Winemaker, MJ Keenan, along with his wife, Jennifer, and Winemaker Tim White, are producing roughly 8000 cases a year in their tiny underground concrete facility known as The Bunker.
The majority of the Merkin Vineyards wines are produced from fruit grown on our 70 acre Buhl Memorial Vineyard in Willcox, Arizona.
Production is combination of whole cluster, open topped 1/2 ton bin fermentation, stainless steel submerged cap extended maceration, and modified carbonic maceration for the Reds, and whole cluster, skin contact, or pressed stainless steel fermentation for the Whites and Rose’s. The epitome of a boutique owner owned and operated winery.