Riversands Wines

Ellen Meacle Merlot 2017


A light bodied dry red with cherry, mulberry and toasted oak aromas. Dark berry and stone fruit flavours with a smooth finish. Try with lamb roast and all the trimmings! Serve cool (16°C). 

Bronze medals: 2019 Qld Wine Awards & 2019 Cowra Wine Show.


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.

Award: Qld Wine Awards 2019

Bronze Medal
October 2019

Award: Cowra Wine Show 2019

Bronze Medal
October 2019