Today, The Meeker Vineyard is known as a family-owned winery that creates delicious red, white, and dessert wines. However, The Meeker Vineyard has a rich history that began back in 1977.
1977 was the year that Charles and Molly Meeker bought their first vineyard. It was not until 1984 that The Meeker Vineyard was established, with Charlie as the winemaker. The winery instantly saw success. The winery’s first red wine release was an instant success, winning eight wine competition medals and becoming the third most awarded Zin in the country that year.
After that, the popularity of Meeker Wine grew. In the early 1990s, Sonoma rapidly began to become a prime target for wine-tasting tourists. To accommodate their growing success and to invite more people into their tasting room, the Meeker family bought a new property in Dry Creek Valley that would become the new home of Meeker Wine.
The early 2000’s were a time of expansion, with the winery growing from a few thousand cases per year to well over 10,000. The winery moved once more to its current site located three blocks from the Healdsburg Square in downtown Healdsburg.
The Meeker Vineyard tasting room is currently located in the 113-year-old Geyserville Bank building in the farm town of Geyserville. Here, their success continued. In 2001, the Meeker tasting room was cited by The Wall Street Journal as one of the most enjoyable wine tasting experiences in all of Napa and Sonoma Counties.
The vineyard continues to be a true family operation. And there is truly something for everyone in their wine shop. With almost 30 red wines, there is a lot of variety to choose from. The Meeker Vineyard also features four white wines and rosés, and a delicious dessert wine.