From Vineyard to Verve: Traynor's Twist on a Merlot Cocktail

From Vineyard to Verve: Traynor's Twist on a Merlot Cocktail

  • Rebecca Traynor

In the picturesque landscape of Prince Edward County lies Traynor Vineyard, a sanctuary for natural wine enthusiasts. Here, the essence of the vineyard is not just in the bottles of exquisite wine but also in the unique experiences it offers.

Today, we are excited to share a special Merlot wine cocktail recipe, perfect for those who love to explore the delightful versatility of wines. This recipe, designed for two, promises to be a delightful adventure for your palate, blending the rich, velvety notes of Traynor’s Merlot with refreshing and aromatic accompaniments.

Merlot Wine Cocktail Recipe for Two:


  • 120 ml Traynor Vineyard Merlot
  • 30 ml Brandy
  • 30 ml Simple Syrup
  • 15 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • A dash of Orange Bitters
  • Ice Cubes
  • Orange slice and Fresh Berries for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Merlot, brandy, simple syrup, lemon juice, and a dash of orange bitters.
  2. Add a handful of ice cubes and shake well until the mixture is well-chilled.
  3. Strain the cocktail into two glasses filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with an orange slice and a few fresh berries.
  5. Toast to the magic of Prince Edward County and the natural wine charm of Traynor Vineyard.

This cocktail is a celebration of Traynor Vineyard’s dedication to natural winemaking. Each sip reflects the vineyard’s philosophy of harmony with nature, bringing a unique twist to the beloved Merlot. It’s an invitation to explore the innovative and artisanal spirit that Traynor embodies, right in the comfort of your home.

So, whether you’re a long-time wine aficionado or new to the world of natural wines, this Merlot wine cocktail is a delightful way to experience the essence of Traynor Vineyard. Cheers to the adventures in a glass!