From the winery:
Grown in Napa Valley's premier vineyards, our Merryvale Varietal and Single Vineyard wines are limited production, expressive wines. Hand picked, and carefully sorted, these wines are handcrafted in small lots and aged in the finest French oak. - See more at: http://www.merryvale.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=wines.main#sthash.UpLwQxMt.dpuf
Few Napa Valley wineries can rival the rich and storied history of Freemark Abbey. It all began in 1886, when Josephine Tychson established the original winery along Route 29 in St. Helena where Freemark Abbey still stands. She kicked off a history of innovation, becoming one of the first woman winegrowers on record.
Though many consider our library wines a religious experience … we’ve never actually been run by monks. The current name of the winery was created in 1939, when the three owners – Charles Freeman, Markquand Foster and Abbey Ahern – combined their names to form the moniker “Freemark Abbey.”