/ˈmɛrɪt/ noun:

the quality of being particularly good, so as to deserve praise.

verb: to be worthy of attention.


Nick’s great-grandparents, Forrester & Prim Merritt stepped off a paddle steamer on the River Murray in 1894 as pioneer blockies to establish Kingston-on-Murray as an idealistic temperance village. It still has no pub, though it does grow plenty of good grapes, citrus and avocados. We have used their name as our guide, to make wines that are particularly good and worthy of attention.

“Some of the best new wine from the region in recent years.”

Max Allen
Gourmet Traveller WINE, Summer 2020

“From a dynamic duo working out of Margaret River…very interesting and good wines coming out of this project.”

Mike Bennie

“The 2018 Cabernet Franc is mind-blowingly fragrant & floral…”

Joe Czerwinski
The Wine Advocate – RobertParker.com January 2020


Nick (Maker) & Sarah (Master) make small batch, single vineyard, low-intervention wines of texture and character from Margaret River with left of centre varieties and techniques. We make our wines with a light touch, avoiding fining and filtering while being sensitive to their needs rather than imposing pre-existing recipes.