Ackley Beverage Group, a private equity company in Seattle, purchased Merriman Vineyards in November. The vineyard is located in the foothills of the Oregon Coastal Range in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The 44-acre vineyard is comprised mostly of pinot noir and chardonnay grapes. Under the ownership of Ackley Beverage Group, Merriman Vineyards will expand fruit sourcing for Montinore Estate, which Ackley Beverage Group partnered with in 2016. “I’m looking forward to working with this vineyard and using its high-quality fruit for our wines,” said Rudy Marchesi, President of Montinore Estate.