Marilyn Wines traces its origins to 1981, when a small group of friends started
making wine at their home near St. Helena in the Napa Valley. Over the 25 years,
continuing acclaim from critics, collectors, and lovers of fine wine have led to
the production of Marilyn Merlot, Norma Jeane Merlot and the Velvet Collection.
Known for their Marilyn Merlot, a spin on the iconic Hollywood blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn Wines celebrates their 25th Anniversary this year by releasing a special edition. The 2009 Merlot comes in a special screen-printed bottle highlighted with a silver signature and 1950s publicity photo of Marilyn Monroe at her best. The tasting is an opportunity to sample collectible Marilyn Wines at no charge and purchase the wines as gifts, to stock a cellar, or simply to uncork and enjoy.
Wines to be tasted include: Norma Jeane Merlot 2010, Marilyn Merlot 2009, and Marilyn Merlot 2008. In a nod to one of Marilyn’s most famous screen songs – Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend — attendees at the event will have a chance to win a pair of either real or faux diamond earrings. This special 25th Anniversary Tasting will be held in six cities across the country (Dallas, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, San Francisco & Los Angeles). Four of the cities will feature a giveaway of faux diamond earrings, while one special city will feature real diamonds.