The Verde Valley American Viticultural Area will see the beginning of a project connected to Merkin Vineyards and Caduceus Cellars on October 6, according to Maynard James Keenan. He revealed details about his new investment when discussing it with Wine Enthusiast by saying: “Part of what this will offer is a place to really view the vines growing. People haven’t really made the connection between what to anticipate in an Arizona wine, what’s succeeding, and how they express themselves. The 7-acre project, according to Keenan, will include a new winery and cellar, a tasting room, a restaurant, retail spaces, a greenhouse, and a gelateria, giving guests a glimpse inside the wine-making process.
He claims that the building will have an 8,000-case capacity and detailed plans for a barrel room with six unique concrete cubes for aging and fermentation. Additionally, the tasting facility that offers tourists an opportunity to sample limited-edition wines will aid in promoting Arizona wine: Many people in the state are producing excellent wines with a strong focus on connection, place, and quality. However, occasionally you need a few more bells and whistles to make it resonate outside the state.