EXPERIENCE THE VERDE VALLEY AS NEVER BEFORE...
The Merkin Vineyards Hilltop Winery & Trattoria featuring a 270-degree of the Valley with award-winning high-elevation wines and a farm-to-table seasonal menu.
The Merkin Vineyards Pocket Park Gelateria & Tram to the Hilltop. House made Gelato & Sorbetto.
The Caduceus Cellars Hilltop Facility, where we grow, produce and bottle on site.
Cap off your viticultural journey with a private tasting in our exclusive Caduceus Cellars VSC Ventura Room.
By appointment only.
770 Verde Heights Drive, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326
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.
Ask for the house-made daily selection
MPlain yogurt, granola, fresh mixed berries
Steel cut oatmeal, sugar, fresh berries, foamed milk
House made ciabatta bread, fruit compote, Vermont maple syrup
House made focaccia rolls with fennel sausage gravy
Made from farm fresh duck eggs.
slow roasted beef and giardiniera on our house made foccacia with au jus on the side. served with you choice of soup or salad, Caesar salad +$2
chef’s choice of imported meats, swiss cheese, fresh field greens, and dijon mustard on our house made focaccia. served with your choice of soup or salad, Caesar salad +$2
chef’s choice of brie cheese and our fresh made preserves on our fresh grilled ciabatta bread. Served with you choice of soup or salad, Caesar salad +$2
Ask about today’s special served with your choice of soup or salad, Caesar salad +$2
assorted freshly baked breads served with hummus, our house made preserve, and wine & thyme butter
seasonal sautèed, roasted & raw veggies from our gardens with house made sauces & spreads see chalkboard or ask your server for daily offerings
an assortment of imported cheeses served with dried fruits, nuts, preserves and fresh baked bread see chalkboard or ask your server for daily offerings
an assortment of imported meats served with dried fruits, nuts, mustard and fresh baked bread see chalkboard or ask your server for daily offerings
an assortment of imported meats & cheeses served with dried fruits, nuts, mustard, preserves and fresh baked bread. see chalkboard or ask your server for daily offerings
crisp romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, shaved parmigiano reggiano, house made croutons and house made Caesar dressing
bed of Merkin Garden greens, tomato, carrot, onion, croutons, balsamic vinaigrette
fresh ingredients harvested from Merkin Orchards & Gardens, served with house made dressings. see chalkboard or ask your server for details
prickly pear infused pasta with pancetta-mascarpone cream sauce, dusted with beet powder
icotta and goat cheese hand cut pasta shells with house made seasonal pesto
spaghetti with a traditional cracked black pepper and parmigiano & pecorino blend
ribbon shaped egg pasta, with Arizona grass fed beef ragu, pecorino and basil
traditionally prepared potato dumpling with sage and prosciutto di parma cream sauce
see chalkboard or ask your server for details
see chalkboard or ask your server for daily offerings
tomato, capers, garlic, basil and balsamic reduction
mascarpone, prosciutto, shaved parmesan,microgreens, and EVOO
seasonal vegetables from our Merkin Gardens & Greenhouses, pomodoro, ricotta, mozzarella, pecorino
roasted chicken, roasted poblano peppers and onions, bechamel, smoked ricotta, mozzarella, pecorino
house made bolognese, Merkin Greenhouse greens, ricotta, mozzarella, pecorino
house made from fresh ingredients harvested from Merkin Vineyards Orchards & Gardens. May contain nuts ask server for the selection of flavors.
see chalkboard or ask your server for details
Choose 3, 5 or 7 wines
Four Eight White / Jane Pink / Tarzan Red
Shinola Orancia / Shinola Rosado / Shinola
Shinola / Chupacabra / Tarzan Red
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 and Tim White from our 110 acres of Estate Vineyards in both the Verde Valley and Willcox, AZ.