Osteria noun Italian pronunciation: [ōstəˈrēə]) Gathering place for locals serving regional wine and food with an emphasis on local specialities such as pasta, grilled produce, meat or fish, and often served at shared tables.
Merkin Vineyards Osteria reflects this simple grass roots approach to Italian country food inspired by regional ingredients. Committed to using ingredients from Arizona’s premier farms, fields, pastures and trees.
Merkin Vineyards Is Dedicated To Coming As Close As We Can To A 100% Arizona Presentation.
Our Wines Are From Willcox Fruit, Our Fruit And Produce Are From Our Verde Valley Orchards And Green Houses. What We Can’t Grow We Source From McClenden, Blue Sky Organic, Whipstone Farms. Our Poultry And Beef Are Sourced From Top Knot Farms And Arizona Legacy Beef. And Hayden Mills Is The Cornerstone Of Our House Made Pastas And Bread
Merkin Vineyards & Caduceus Cellars are making high elevation wines out of predominantly Italian and Spanish varietals. Owner and Winemaker, Maynard James Keenan, along with his wife, Jennifer, are producing roughly 6500 cases a year in their tiny underground cement facility known as The Bunker. Open topped 1/2 ton bin carbonic maceration for the Reds, and whole cluster pressed stainless steel cold fermentation for the Whites and Rose’s. The epitome of a boutique owner owned and operated winery.