From Jamestown Vineyards, a Rhode Island Winery
Jamestown Vineyards is right in the middle of Rhode Island’s viticultural area, the Southeast New England AVA, which stretches from coastal Connecticut to Cape Cod. Jamestown’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean allows it to be influenced by the warm Gulf Stream waters in the fall and summer.
Merlot is French for “The Little Blackbird” and is the second most popular grape in the United States. It’s known for being soft, elegant and ripe. This approachable grape varietal pairs well with food and is typically recommended to wine “beginners” as an excellent “starter” red wine.
The town of Jamestown is located on Conanicut Island, which is second only to Aquidneck Island in Narragansett Bay. The town was incorporated in 1678 and was named for James, Duke of York, who would become King James II in 1685.