Riversands Wines

Ellen Meacle Merlot 2016


A light bodied dry red wine made from hand picked Merlot grapes. Gently pressed and aged in oak resulting in soft tannins with cherry and berry aromas and an easy drinking finish. Perfect lunch wine with lamb roast and salad. Enjoy cool (16 C). 


Ageing Potential

Enjoy now or cellar for up to 6 years


12.3% alc/ vol 7.2 standard drinks

Serving Temperature

Serve cool 16 C

Our hand picked Merlot grapes were lightly pressed and aged in oak. This resulted in a light bodied dry red wine with cherry & berry aromas and a smooth finish. Enjoy now or cellar for up to 6 years (2022). Try with lamb roast. Serve cool (16°C).

Our merlot celebrates the pioneering spirit of Ellen Meacle. She was one of the first white women to live in the Moonie River region in the 1850’s. On her arrival she was pushed across the flooded Moonie River in her wash tub by the local aborigines. Ellen Meacle’s Irish resilience helped her survive the isolation of the bush to live to the grand age of 93.

Shipping & Delivery

By Australia Post via their special wine delivery service. We are able to track the parcel along the way until it is delivered.

Yes, most certainly! We can also include a message with your gift on your behalf.

Mail orders are posted in St George the next business day. Delivery takes approximately 2-3 working days in Queensland and 2-5 days intersate.

Freight charges are approximately:

Queensland                                  $20/dozen

NSW, ACT, VIC & SA                    $25/dozen

Tas, WA, NT                                 $45/dozen

For all international enquires. In order to get the correct shipping costs for your location please either email Riversands at sales@riversandswines.com OR call us on 1800 357 622

Almost half of our wines are sold through the cellar; the balance is split between shows, retail and mail order.