Women In Wine: Meet Winemaker Merry Edwards

Merry Edwards 2014 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Flax Vineyard

March is Women’s History month, so here on Wine  Predator we are recognizing and honoring women in wine including New Zealand’s Erica Crawford, Italy’s Lisa Anselmi, and France’s  Floriane Eznack.

Today we turn our attention to women in wine in the US starting with winemaker Merry Edwards who began her career in wine in 1974 making her one of California’s first women winemakers.

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Why are you so into Pinot? World of Pinot Noir 2017 plus Sanford’s 2013

Tomorrow, Que Syrah Sue and I are driving up the coast to Santa Barbara’s world famous Bacara Resort for two days of pinot pleasure at World Of Pinot Noir (WOPN) 2017 where we’ll be attending Grand Tasting events on Friday and Saturday March 3 and 4 from 3-6:30pm with 100 or so wineries attending each day to total 200 different wineries!

Square Peg's dry farmed Pinot Noir 2/28/17 photo by Jo Diaz

Square Peg’s dry farmed Pinot Noir 2/28/17 photo by Jo Diaz

Among those wineries at the Grand Tasting on Friday that I am excited to try is Square Peg. Today I received samples of their 2014 Block 1 (190 cases) and Block 9 (170 cases) and it was all we could do to NOT to open them immediately and compare! Thanks to an introduction by Jo Diaz, we’re set to talk with Brad Alper who is dry farming his Pinot Noir in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley.


WOPN brings Pinot Noir producers from the most exceptional and unique regions in the world together with Pinot Noir enthusiasts for a weekend of celebration and education on the shores of California’s spectacular Central Coast.

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