meritage Wine tasting at King Family Vineyards

Meritage: Excellence in a Bottle

meritage wine at king family vineyardSince establishing our vineyards in 1998, the production of top-quality expressions of our region’s terroir has been our single-minded focus. Nothing exemplifies this more than our greatest pride: a bottle of King Family Vineyards Meritage.

Made with Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec, this red wine’s vintages are all well-structured and worthy of aging.

Blended with Care

As King Family Vineyards’ flagship red wine, each vintage of Meritage is crafted to highlight the best of our vineyards and winery and to showcase the particular triumphs of each harvest. The expression of our terroir through estate-grown Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot blended with locally sourced Malbec makes our Meritage unique to King Family Vineyards. This limited production wine is sought after for its complexity, Old World flavor, and aging potential.

The 2018 vintage offers vibrant aromas of raspberry, savory herbs, and wet stone compliment a rich pallet of clove, red currant, and baked blueberry flavors.

A Winning History

Our Meritage has won a number of accolades:

  • The 2007 vintage brought us the Virginia Governor’s Cup in 2010
  • The 2014 vintage returned the Cup to us in 2018
  • Gold Medals for our 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2016 vintages
  • Silver Medals for our 2009, 2013 and 2019 vintages

From its inception in 2012, the Governor’s Cup Case has included King Family Vineyards’ wine in six of its seven years.

Wait for It

Winemaker Matthieu Finot has reserved very limited quantities of past vintages of Meritage to be released annually. Beginning with the library release of Meritage 2006 in March 2012, we look forward to sharing 10% of each subsequent vintage all over again. While we have decided to re-release these wines six years from the time the grapes were harvested, the cellaring and care of each bottle rests where it always has – with our extended family of customers.

Make Your Own Meritage History

Each bottle of Meritage in your collection is filled with the potential to improve with age. Our unwavering tradition of quality promises that each future vintage will continue to reward the hard-earned fruits of our labor.

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What Does “Meritage” Mean?

Good question! The word “Meritage” combines “merit” and “heritage.” The term identifies wines that represent the highest form of the winemaker’s art – blending. It distinguishes these wines from the more generic “red table wine.”