Merlot Confidential: 2010 Merliance Release Party
2010 Merliance Release Party
Friday, June 7, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Raphael, 39390 Main Road, Peconic, NY 11958

Merliance, the alliance of Long Island producers of quality merlot and merlot-based blends, invites you to join its member-winemakers for a top-secret tasting of the signature wines of the region. Merliance is releasing its 2010 Merliance—the group’s eponymous merlot blend and the only cooperative wine made on Long Island—and offering a vertical tasting of Merliance, some vintages of which are now quite rare. We’ll also be tasting our members’ not-yet-released merlots and merlot-based blends from the landmark 2010 and 2012 vintages—the latter from barrel. Be among the first to taste these extraordinary wines, some released at this special event, some offered years before their release! A selection of hors d’oeuvres will be served, courtesy of Raphael.

Tickets are just $40, available at
Proceeds fund the research and other quality initiatives of Merliance.

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For questions, email or call 631-477-6207.

Merliance members include:
Clovis Point
McCall Wines
Sherwood House Vineyards
T'Jara Vineyards
Wolffer Estate Vineyard