Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer singer Maynard James Keenan finally opened his wine bar, Merkin Vineyards in Old Town Scottsdale.
Here is what Keenan said about his wine bar:
“In order to truly understand Arizona wines, we feel it is essential to visit these magical regions and experience them firsthand.
However, not every visitor to the greater Phoenix area has the extra time to visit these semi-remote areas. The Merkin Vineyards location in Old Town Scottsdale is meant to be an introduction to that magic.”
About Merkin Vineyards (Official Statement):
“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.
- All of our wines are produced by MJ & Jennifer Keenan, Tim White, Erin Center, and our team from our 110 acres of Estate Vineyards in the Verde Valley and Willcox, AZ.
- Our fruits and vegetables are farmed by Randee Larremore and Maynards father, Mike Keenan, in our Verde Valley Greenhouses, Gardens, and Orchards. What we can’t grow, we source from local Arizona farmers.
- Our House Made Gelati and Sorbetti are hand crafted by Kelley E. Foy. We use Arizona produced Dairy and fresh ingredients grown in the Merkin Vineyards Greenhouses, Gardens, and Orchards.
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.”
Click here to visit Merkin Vineyard’s official web site.