In 1997, family and friends joined Merry to found Merry Edwards Winery, with a focus on producing Pinot Noir with a sense of place from Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast. One of California's leading winemakers, James Beard Award-winning Merry Edwards, aka 'Queen of Pinot Noir', has made 46 vintages in various AVAs of California and Oregon, and 23 vintages of her eponymous label in Sonoma's Russian River Valley. Specializing in estate grown vineyard-designated Pinot Noir, Merry produces 9 to 11 different cool climate Pinots every year. In 2008, she and her husband, Ken Coopersmith, completed their winery, where tastings are hosted to educate visitors about Merry's handcrafted wines and site-specific viticulture. In 2019, Merry Edwards Winery was acquired by Louis Roederer, and the new owners intend to continue to pursue Merry's original vision for the winery and expand its scope and reach into the future.