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Meeker Vineyards

Updated: Jan 12, 2023

Key Info

  • A tasting room located in Geyserville’s historic 130+ year old BANK!

  • Wine bottles are stored in the bank vault.

  • Open daily 10:30-6:00 pm.

  • Tasting fee is $15 and waived with purchase.

  • Dog friendly.

  • A wide spectrum of wine offerings:

  • Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Grenache, Syrah,

  • Sauv Blanc, Petite Verdot, Petite Syrah, Malbec, Rosé and

  • Fro-Zin, a dessert wine.

  • The vast majority of wine club tribe members RAVE about the:

  • Four Kings red blend—-> Cabernet, Merlot, Cab Franc and Petit Verdot

  • Reds range:

  • $38-$45

  • Whites $25

  • and a couple of dessert wines $28!


You May Not Know

  • Loads of eclectic stories make up this quirky winery.

  • Owner Charlie was once an entertainment lawyer, film producer and at one point head of MGM.

  • He bought his first vineyard in Sonoma County back in 1977.

  • As a winemaker he liked to experiment and invent his own wine creations.

  • FroZin is a dessert wine Charlie invented.

  • A unique take on ice wine.

  • Meeker is known for colorful handprints.

  • Inside the tasting room handprints are everywhere.

  • One particular bottle of Merlot gets a special winemaker handprint on the front.

  • The story goes, that in the early 90’s, they were growing Merlot to blend with Cabernet.

  • They ended up with excess Merlot and decided to bottle about 50-60 cases.

  • Not quite sure if people would be receptive to Merlot, they put the winemaker’s handprint on the bottle to make it stand out.

  • Customers went CRAZY for Meeker Merlot.

  • Stamping a hand on every bottle is time consuming, but now a Meeker tradition.

  • Lucas Meeker is head winemaker now, and it’s his handprint you see.

  • Mention Meeker to a local.

  • See their face light up.

  • The Meeker TEEPEE has quite a reputation!

  • When the winery was out on Dry Creek, there was no tasting room on property.

  • A 40ft tall authentic Sioux teepee was used to host visitors.

  • The teepee was so popular that club members became known as the Meeker Tribe.


Sheila’s Recommendation

  • Wine tasting in Geyserville is a must.

  • Loads of great tasting options:

  • Zialena, DeLorimier, Mercury, Pech Merle, Locals Tasting Room and MEEKER!

  • Geyserville also has fabulous restaurants for lunch and dinner.

  • Catellis is my personal fav. Get the burrata!

  • I recommend popping into Meeker.

  • You might get lucky; Charlie may be there to share some stories.

  • Grab a bottle of the Merlot and have Charlie sign your bottle.

  • Snap some pics of you in the wine bank vault.

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