KIP & SUSAN BEDELL PLANTED THEIR FIRST GRAPEVINES HERE IN 1980, WITH KIP EARNING THE MONIKER “MR. MERLOT” IN WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE. IN 2000, BEDELL CELLARS WAS SOLD TO MICHAEL LYNNE, THE ESTEEMED FILM EXECUTIVE AND ART COLLECTOR. TODAY, BEDELL STANDS AT THE FOREFRONT OF CREATIVITY AND EXCELLENCE IN THE MODERN AMERICAN WINE INDUSTRY, AND IS WIDELY REGARDED AS THE BENCHMARK WINERY IN THE EASTERN U.S.
- “Top 25 Tasting rooms in America” – Wine Enthusiast. Built in 1919, this historic barn that once overlooked potato fields was named one of the top 25 tasting rooms in America by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
- Kip Bedell named “Mr. Merlot” – 1980 Wine Spectator