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Q: Are all the wines I see in your site available for sale?
Q: What if you cannot ship to my state ?
Q: What if I do not want to place my order online?
Q: I want a Marilyn Wine but cannot find it at MarilynWines.com?
Just visit our online store, place your order by phone(707-963-5475 or 866-MMWines) or by fax (707-963-5459)
Direct Shipping: if your state is not listed, please contact us at 866-669-4637 (toll-free) and we will assist you. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask you to urge your state legislatures to change their laws regarding the shipping of wine to you direct.
Signature: ALL wine orders must be signed for by someone 21 years or older. The delivery companies are not allowed to leave a package without obtaining a signature nor are they allowed to use "signature on file" requests. Part of your shipping fee is for the collection of that signature and this required by state laws. If no one is available to sign or verify that they are 21 or are visible intoxicated, the shipping company will hold the order at the local depot until appropriate identification is produced. If this does not happen, then the wine is either destroyed or shipped back to the winery. All associated costs will be the responsibility of and be charged to the customer.
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Please Note: Marilyn Wines cannot accept or use customer FedEx or UPS accounts for shipping because we must file for alcohol licenses in each of the states where we ship and are required to be responsible for the legal shipping of the wine.
Marilyn Wines Production Facility: Napa Wine Company
The building that now houses Napa Wine Company, where Marilyn Wines are produced, is actually a combination of two historic winery properties. The oldest building originated in 1877. The newer of the two dates back to 1892. These buildings have the distinction of being Bonded Winery #9.
The history starts with owners Adolph Brun and Jean Chaix establishing Nouveau Medoc Winery in 1877. In 1916 Brun and Chaix sold the winery to the California Wine Association, which produced sacramental wines during prohibition. In 1940 Louis Stralla, one of the founding members of the Napa Valley Vintners Association, purchased the winery and named it Cult Wine Central. Stralla changed the focus to a larger scale and by 1947 it had grown into the largest independent winery in the Napa Valley. Over the next few years the winery was sold four times ending up in the hands of United Vintners who then sold it to Heublein in 1981. Heublein refurbished and expanded the buildings to become the Chardonnay production cellar for Inglenook.
In 1993, the Pelissa Family, headed by a member of the 4th generation, Andrew Hoxsey, purchased Cult Wine Central. This family also owns Yount Mill Vineyards (where about 50 tons merlot grapes that go into the making of Marilyn Merlot are grown). These vineyards are 100% organically farmed.
These new owners completely renovated the facilities to accommodate high quality small-lot production of over 20 different varieties. It has now built a reputation as one of Napa Valley's premier custom crush facilities and is home to over 60 premium wine brands, including Nova Wines, Inc., the facilities retail salesroom, The Cellar Door, is open 10:00 - 4:00 daily and has only the recent releases of the Marilyn Wines available. They also do tastings of Marilyn Wines.
The 1986 vintage Marilyn Chardonnay was sold in the United States in 1988. The label displayed the same portrait of Marilyn Monroe as was on the 1985 Marilyn Merlot. We do not have any 1986 Marilyn Chardonnay available for sale.
Marilyn Cuvée One and Two:
Our Marilyn Cuvées were sold in 1995 and 1996. Both of these sparkling wines were traditionally made, vintage dated, methode champenoise sparkling wines from high quality Carneros Chardonnay. Our Cuvée One (1990 vintage) and the Cuvée Two (1992 vintage) were aged nearly four years sur lees in their bottles. We do not have these available for sale.
Even More Frequently Asked questions:
Q: What is the value of my wine?
Q: What is a vintage year versus release year?
Q: Do distributors have older vintages?
Q: Are other celebrity wines available from Nova Wine?
Q: When did the lips first appear on the capsule of Marilyn Merlot ?
Q: When is my wine ready to drink?
Q: How can I visit the winery?
Q: Why can't you ship wine to my state?