This is a 2023 Ohio Wine Competition GOLD MEDAL Winner! Our smooth, fruit-forward and slightly sweet Blackberry Merlot honors the Buckeye and tastes fantastic when paired with the chocolate and peanut butter Buckeye candies that Ohio is famous for.
In 1953, the Ohio legislature designated the Ohio Buckeye as Ohio's official state tree. The tree is called the buckeye because its nuts resemble the shape and color of a deer's eye. If you carry a buckeye in your pocket, it'll bring you good luck just like a horseshoe or a four-leaf clover. Ohio is commonly referred to as "The Buckeye State" due to the prevalence of Ohio Buckeye trees within the state's borders. When The Ohio State University Buckeyes and mascot Brutus Buckeye take the field, if you shout out "O-H" and you will undoubtedly hear an "I-O" in return!
2023 Ohio Wine Competition GOLD Medal Winner
2021 Ohio Wine Competition DOUBLE GOLD Medal Winner
2022 and 2019 Ohio Wine Competition Silver Medal Winner
2018 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition Silver Medal Winner
2018 Ohio Wine Competition Bronze Medal Winner
2017 Ohio Wine Competition Gold Medal Winner
Suggested Food Pairings: Try it with berries and whipped cream or with chocolate mousse. It also pairs really well with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!