merit /'mɛr-ɪt/

noun. the quality of being particularly good, so as to deserve praise.
verb. to be worthy of attention.

small-batch, low-intervention wines of texture and character from Margaret River.

“Some of the best new wine from the region in recent years.” Max Allen | Gourmet Traveller Wine

Wines of merritt:the story.

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

Wines of merritt

Nick (Maker) and Sarah (Master) make single vineyard, low-intervention wines with left of centre varieties and techniques. The wines are made with a light touch, avoiding fining and filtering while being sensitive to their needs rather than imposing pre-existing recipes.

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

Max Allen
Gourmet Traveller Wine

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

Mike Bennie
The Wine Front

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

Joe Czerwinski
Robert Parker Wine Advocate

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

Max Allen
Gourmet Traveller Wine

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

Mike Bennie
The Wine Front

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

Joe Czerwinski
Robert Parker Wine Advocate