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What Is Meritage?

In 1988, a group of American vintners formed The Meritage Association to identify hand-crafted wines blended from the traditional "noble" Bordeaux varietals including: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot and Malbec or Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Sauvignon Vert.

"Meritage," pronounced like "heritage," was selected from more than 6,000 entries in an international contest to name the new wine category. Meritage is an invented word that combines "merit" and "heritage" -- reflecting the spirit of members of The Meritage Association.

Meritage® is a registered trademark of The Meritage Association. To use this name on your wine label, please contact http://www.meritagewine.org/ about becoming a member.


Who's Legal?

http://www.meritagewine.org/new_members.html


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