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.

“Our Farm to Your Table. Our Vines to Your Glass.”

Merkin Vineyards is on a mission to come as close as we can to delivering a 100% Arizona
experience to our extended family and community. It’s a mission few would choose
to take on, but essential when Regional, Sustainable, and a Sense of Place are the goal.

  • All of our wines are produced by MJ & Jennifer Keenan, Tim White and our Cellar team using fruit from our 110 acres of Estate Vineyards in both the Verde Valley and Willcox, AZ.
  • Our fruits and vegetables are farmed by Randee Larremore and Maynards father, Mike Keenan, in our Verde Valley greenhouses, gardens, and orchards. What we can’t grow, we source from local Arizona farmers. What we don’t grow, we source from other AZ Growers.
  • All of our pastas and breads are made from scratch using from Arizona Heirloom and Italian milled wheat flour by Chef Chris Smith and our magical kitchen staff.
  • Our House Made Gelati and Sorbetti are hand crafted by Kelley E. Foy using Arizona produced dairy and fresh ingredients grown in the Merkin Vineyards Greenhouses, Gardens, and Orchards.

Mother Nature beats the drum to which we march and jump. So our menu remains
flexible and changes weekly or even daily depending on her whims. It’s a challenge
and journey we gladly embrace and we sincerely hope you join us in our quest.

Willing Participants In The Mission

Caduceus Cellars 2020 Nagual del Marzo Rosé. 100% Sangiovese from the Marzo Block in Yavapai County. Named after @mjkeenan’s Great Grandfather, John “Spirit” Marzo, who made wine in Northern Italy. Online, our Jerome tasting room & @merkinvineyards Old Town Scottsdale. #azwine

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Shoresy tearing up the @caduceuscellars Crush Pad. Spending too much time w Rick James perhaps? “The Remedy” by @puscifer #gybat #PuppyEnergyisaHelluvaDrug

Occasionally we have moments between @caduceuscellars fruit arrival & pressing where we can take a deep breath and focus on what is fermenting in tank. Very Rare but a perfect day for it. @carinaround on “Rev 22:20” by @puscifer Live.

Whole Cluster, 30 Day extended maceration, submerged cap, wild fermentation Garnacha. @caduceuscellars “Airavata.” 95% of our fermentation’s are wild/ambient. “The Rapture” by @puscifer follow #iamthebriefcase on Instagram.

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COMMITTED TO GROWING AND SOURCING INGREDIENTS FROM OUR AND ARIZONA'S PREMIER FARMS, FIELDS, PASTURES AND TREES.

Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room & Osteria


We feature 9 Merkin vintages and 6 rotating Special Wines.

Our Wine


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.

Caduceus Cellars

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LOCATION:
1001 North Main Street
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

HOURS:
Monday-Saturday: 11am – 9pm

         Sunday: 10am - 9pm ( Brunch 10am-2pm)

RESERVATIONS:
Service is first come first serve.For large parties or private events we recommend you call ahead to reserve space.
Ph: 928-639-1001


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Joey Dahlin

 General Manager

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Christopher "Chef Smithers" Smith

Executive Chef

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Maynard James Keenan

Owner / Winemaker


Located high on top of Cleopatra Hill between Prescott and Flagstaff
is the historic copper mining town of Jerome, Arizona, founded in 
1876 it was once known as the wickedest town in the west. All of our 
wines are produced by MJ & Jen Keenan, and Tim White, from our 110 
acres of Estate Vineyards in both the Verde Valley and Willcox, Arizona.


158 Main Street
Jerome, Arizona 86331

HOURS:
Sun-Thurs 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
Fri & Sat 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM 
365 Days a Year

Ph: 928.639.WINE(9463)

Serving traditional Italian style Espresso drinks from 8 a.m. to Noon every day.


“Our Farm to Your Table. Our Vines to Your Glass.”

Merkin Vineyards is on a mission to come as close as we can to delivering a 100% Arizona experience to our extended family and community. It’s a mission few would choose to take on, but essential when Regional, Sustainable, and a Sense of Place are the goal. Our wines are produced by MJ & Jen Keenan, Tim White, and Erin Center from our 110 acres of Estate Vineyards in both the Verde Valley and Willcox, AZ

7133 E. Stetson Dr. Suite #4
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

HOURS:

Sunday through Thursday 11 am to 9pm.

Friday and Saturday 11am to 11pm.

Ph: (480) 912-1027


Four 8 Wineworks is Northern Arizona's first and only wine producers co-operative. This facility provides emerging winemakers with a metaphorical leg up by providing them access to space, equipment, and resources they need to produce world class high elevation Arizona wines.

140 Main St
Jerome, AZ 86331

HOURS:
Sun-Thurs: 11-6
Fri & Sat: 11-8

ph: 928-639-3516