Karen Meyer

Karen Meyer

Meyer Family Cellars (Winemaker)

In addition to household chores, Karen and her husband, Matt, share the winemaking duties at Meyer Family Cellars. They may spend most of their waking time together now, but they arrived at this point in their careers having followed very different paths.

Karen was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia. After a harvest in Margaret River, she was hooked on winemaking. She completed a degree in enology at Charles Stuart University and then spent the next few years working harvests around the world. In 1999, Matt and Karen met in Oregon while working the crush at Argyle Winery in the Willamette Valley.

Matt grew up in California and spent much of his youth in the vineyard and cellar at Silver Oak Cellars, where his father, Justin Meyer, was the founder and winemaker. The passion he developed for wine led him to the University of California, Davis, where he was awarded a Masters in Viticulture in 2002.

For decades the Meyer family has created red wines that express a sense of where they have been grown. The three wines currently produced at Meyer Family Cellars are Syrah, Port, and Bonny's Vineyard Cabernet.