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Grape Weathervane – Merlot

Grape Weather Vane Merlot


Our Merlot Weather Vane is one of a series of grape cluster varietal weathervanes offered here at West Coast Weather Vanes. We also offer Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Grape Weather Vanes. In addition, we offer Wine Bottle and Glasses weather vanes and Grape Vine weather vanes. As shown here, the grape cluster, stem and tendrils were made in copper and the three leaves were made in brass. Each vane is made to individual order and metal choices also include all copper and/or optional gold leafed veining in the leaves and small palladium leaf ‘water drop’ on individual grapes.

Because we specialize in custom, copper weather vanes, we can also create designs based on other varietals. If you have a winery, are known for a particular varietal, or are simply passionate about wine, we would be happy to work with you to create a grape, grape vine or wine themed weathervane that reflects your interests.

Each type of grape varies both in the leaf structure and the way the clusters form, so you will see that some of our grape weather vanes have serrated leaves while others are deeply notched. Some of our grape clusters are very tightly bunched while others are longer and looser in form.

The name Merlot is thought to derive from the Old French, merlot, for a young blackbird, and a diminutive of merle, probably due to the color of the grapes. As of 2004, Merlot was estimated to be the third most grown variety.The earliest recorded mention of Merlot was in the notes of a local Bordeaux official who in 1784 labeled wine made from the grape in the Libournais region as one of the area’s best.