MEET MERF

About Merf

His journey from Iowa family farmer to Washington winemaker started in brewing, with some interesting detours along the way. Merf believes in honest, hard work and that's ingrained in these bottles of American craftsmanship. His wine is something to be discovered, tasted and enjoyed with friends. Ask for it by his name. MERF.

Merf stands for something. More importantly, someone: David “Merf” Merfeld.

Merf standing in the desert
Merf's dog
Merf's wine at an outdoor party
Merf crouching in a vineyard with a bottle of MERF Wine.

“Don't overthink it, just drink it.”

— David “Merf” Merfeld, Winemaker
A bottle of MERF Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon

Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon

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The Wines

“My entire career I’ve been focused on balance and the pure expression of Washington fruit. The unique growing conditions in Columbia Valley really set it apart from the rest of the world with its flavorful and approachable wines. At the end of the day, I make wine that I like and that I want to drink and share with friends. I create wines to be enjoyed.”

  • 100% Washington state-grown grapes, pure & simple.
  • Columbia Valley vineyards are ideally located for grape-growing. A hot, dry climate and limited rain in Eastern Washington is perfect for grape vines.
  • Both Merf and the grapes enjoy long summers: roughly two more hours of sunlight daily during the peak growing season than California, allowing more time for the fruit to ripen.
A bottle of MERF Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon

Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon

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Merf holding a bottle of Merf wine
Bottles of Merf wine beside a grill
Profile photo of Merf
Merf playing pool

“At the end of the day, I make wine that I like and want to drink and share with friends. I create wines to be enjoyed.”

— David “Merf” Merfeld, Winemaker
Rusted, old hotel no vacancy sign.
Merf's wine next to a pack of cards on a grill.
Merf holding a Washington lincense plate, saying BREWER.
Merf sitting on the cargo bed of a truck.