EXPERIENCE THE VERDE VALLEY AS NEVER BEFORE...
The Merkin Vineyards Hilltop Winery & Trattoria featuring a 270-degree of the Valley with award-winning high-elevation wines and a farm-to-table seasonal menu.
The Merkin Vineyards Pocket Park Gelateria & Tram to the Hilltop. House made Gelato & Sorbetto.
The Caduceus Cellars Hilltop Facility, where we grow, produce and bottle on site.
Cap off your viticultural journey with a private tasting in our exclusive Caduceus Cellars VSC Ventura Room.
By appointment only.
770 Verde Heights Drive, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326
Merkin Vineyards is on a mission to come as close as we can to delivering a 100% Arizona experience to our extended family and community. It’s a mission few would choose to take on, but essential when Regional, Sustainable, and a Sense of Place are the goal.
Mother Nature beats the drum to which we march and jump. So our menu remains flexible and changes weekly or even daily depending on her whims. It’s a challenge and journey we gladly embrace and we sincerely hope you join us in our quest.
Fresh house pasta, garden herbs, Gran Maso cheese
Tagliolini pasta, quail egg carbonara, pancetta, parmesan, pecorino, cracked black pepper, garden herbs
Shinola chioccole, pancetta, cream, mascarpone, gremolata breadcrumbs
TWO WASH RANCH CHICKEN BREAST 8
ROVEY FARMS WAGYU FLATIRON STEAK 10
MERKIN WOOD OVEN DUCK EGG 4
Truffle ricotta, wood oven king trumpet mushrooms, fontina, grana masa, garlic butter
Pomodoro, basil, mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano
Roasted garlic parmesan spread, Merkin farm vegetables, fresh mozzarella, fontina cheese
Calabrese, schinken, ‘nduja, fig jam, fontina
Confit garlic, ricotta, fontina, feta, rosemary, garlic oil, garlic butter
Chef’s seasonal inspiration, ask what’s fresh or check out our board
Fresh sausage, tepary hummus, raw farm veggies, za’atar bread
Garden greens, artichoke hearts, red onion, olives, Mama Lil’s peppers, feta cheese, sherry vinaigrette
Blistered grapes, Meyer lemon oil, za’atar, sumac, pomegranate molasses, Noble bread
Tomato fondue, ‘nduja, mozzarella, Tuscan pesto, Parmigiano-Reggiano, crusty Noble bread
Merkin field greens, orange, apple, pistachio, pomegranate seeds, Crow’s Dairy Goat Cheese, raisins, citrus dressing
Local Medjool dates, Crow’s dairy chevre, Barrel aged smoked maple syrup
AZ Tepary beans, raw farm veggies, za’atar bread
Merkin olives, citrus peel, garlic, rosemary
Variety of house pickled garden vegetable
Chef’s selection of artisan charcuterie & cheeses, pickles, wood oven olives, bacon dates, nuts
Smoked Beef Tenderloin
House butter & olive tapenade
Beemster, Holland Firm & robust – pairs with Dos Ladrones
Point Reyes, CA Soft & Creamy – pairs with Primer Paso
El Valle de Almodóvar, Spain Firm & creamy – pairs with Tarzan Red
Crow’s Dairy, AZ Soft & tangy – pairs with Airavata
Slow cured & spiced pork Fra’Mani. Berkeley CA
Smoked pork “prosciutto” German Sausage Co. Phoenix AZ
Rovey Family Farms. Glendale AZ
Mint chocolate, caramel, lavender malvasia, vanilla, or lemon pomegranate
Chocolate brownie, peanut butter ganache, Merkin gelato
Seasonal Merkin Orchard fruit, house crumble, Merkin gelato
AZ Cult Coffee
Merkin Vineyards is on a mission to come as close as we can to delivering a 100% Arizona experience to our extended family and community.
It’s a mission few would choose to take on, but essential when Regional, Sustainable, and a Sense of Place are the goal.
Our wines are produced by MJ & Jen Keenan and Tim White from our 110 acres of Estate Vineyards in both the Verde Valley and Willcox, AZ.