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MJ Keenan - Winemaker/Owner
 
MJ Keenan is a Grammy award-winning vocalist for the internationally revered music acts Tool, A Perfect Circle, and the multimedia cabaret troupe Puscifer. Keenan, a veteran of the U.S. Army, is the winemaker and owner of Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, with 110 acres under vine throughout the state. He is the owner, winemaker, and founder of the Arizona based wine makers Co-Op - Four Eight Wineworks, and a founding board member of the Arizona Vignerons Alliance, a quality control and winegrowers data collection collective. He has been a participating member of the Arizona Winegrowers Association since 2009. Keenan, 54, was born in Ohio, and grew up in West Michigan working in and on the local orchards and farms. He has lived in Jerome, Arizona since 1995, has two children, and runs his multiple business’ with the indispensable help of his wife Jennifer Lei Li Keenan. 
 
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Luis Vega - General Manager 

Luis vega is General Manager of Merkin Old Town.

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Jim Cunningham - Assitant Manager

Jim Cunningham is Assitant Manager of Merkin Old Town and brings 20+ years of food & beverage experience.  He graduated from Yavapai College in 2017 with a degree in Viticulture and Enology and is passionate about Arizona’s growing wine industry.  Jim was born in Illinois, grew up in Ohio, but has called Arizona home since 2000.