Date: Wednesday, October 17, 6:00 pm
Cost: $150++ per person
One of California’s first woman winemakers, Merry Edwards began her career at Mount Eden Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains in 1974. She went on to become the founding winemaker at Matanzas Creek in 1977 and remained there until 1984. For the next decade, Merry consulted for numerous wineries, large and small, in Oregon and many diverse appellations of California.
In 1997, family and friends joined Merry to found Merry Edwards Winery, with a focus on producing Pinot Noirs with a sense of place from Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast. Living her dream, she and her husband, Ken Coopersmith, now manage five estate vineyards. They maintain collaborative relationships with several other dedicated growers to supplement this estate production. Merry and Ken completed their state-of-the-art winery facility in 2008. In this venue, tastings are hosted to educate visitors about Merry’s handcrafted wines and site-specific viticulture.
In 2013, Merry's 40th year as a winemaker, she was not only inducted into the Culinary Institute of America's Vintners Hall of Fame, she also won the coveted James Beard Award for Best Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional in the United States, just the fourth woman to be so honored.
Executive Chef Rob McDaniel and Wine Director Daniel Goslin will be creating a four or five-course prix fixe menu, plus hors d’oeuvres, specifically designed to pair beautifully with the masterful wine from Merry Edwards.
Menu Highlights: for specific menu inquiries please call us at 256.215.7080
Merry Edwards “Russian River Valley” Sauvignon Blanc
Merry Edwards “Coopersmith Vineyard” Pinot Noir
Merry Edwards “Flax Vineyard” Pinot Noir
Merry Edwards “Olivet Lane” Pinot Noir
Merry Edwards Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc - or - Merry Edwards “Cuvee August” Pinot Noir
Cancellation: $125 per person if canceled within 24 hours of the reservation
12 Benson Mill Road
Alexander City, AL 35010
10 am–2 pm
In addition to the days we're normally closed, please note the following closures:
Saturday, May 11
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, September 21