Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room
Wine from the desert
Perched on the side of the South East facing slopes of Jerome, Az,
Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards is making high elevation wines out of predominantly Italian and Spanish varietals. Owner and Winemaker, Maynard James Keenan, along with his wife, Jennifer, are producing roughly 4500 cases a year in their tiny underground cement facility known as The Bunker. A combination of open topped 1/2 ton bin fermentation, stainless steel submerged cap extended maceration, and modified carbonic maceration for the Reds, and whole cluster pressed stainless steel cold fermentation for the Whites and Rose’s. The epitome of a boutique owner owned and operated winery.
“Expression comes in many forms. Let ours be known as The Liquid Love Letters & Time Capsules. Our mission is to accurately capture and bottle sunlight and fleeting moments from specific places. Your mission is to set them free. Our gift to you and yours. In Vino Veritas.”
M & J Keenan
Owners, Winemakers, Curmudgeons