(December 2019, St. Helena, CA) – Merryvale Vineyards’ Proprietor René Schlatter is pleased to announce the hiring of Andrew Wright as Winemaker for the iconic St. Helena winery. “We are excited to welcome Andrew to the team. With his winemaking pedigree, knowledge and experience, we will continue to fine tune our focus on our Profile and Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyards and crafting distinctive wines that are among the best that Napa Valley has to offer,” says Schlatter.
Wright joins Merryvale after spending the last seven years in the vineyards and cellars of Harlan and BOND Estates, Promontory and The Napa Valley Reserve.
As winemaker, he will oversee all production and winemaking operations for Merryvale wines, working closely with consulting winemaker Philippe Melka who has been collaborating with the Merryvale team since 2016. “I am eager to explore all the winemaking possibilities the diverse terroir of Merryvale provides,” notes Wright. He graduated with a History degree from the University of Arizona before studying winemaking at UC Davis.
ABOUT MERRYVALE VINEYARDS
With decades of Napa Valley history under its belt and the Schlatter family behind its name, Merryvale Vineyards is the quintessential St. Helena destination. Located in the heart of Northern California’s premier wine country, Merryvale Vineyards employs thoughtful farming practices and superior standards in the winery to ensure that the wines live up to their full potential. Merryvale’s unparalleled Cabernet-focused portfolio boasts complex, balanced and classic wines that are truly reflective of the region’s terroir. For more information please call 707.963.7777 or visit www.merryvale.com.