PETER K. HUWILER

Merryvale Vineyards


Merryvale Vineyards President and Chief Executive Officer Peter K. Huwiler brought his diverse skills and background to this family-owned Napa Valley winery in 1996.

A native of Switzerland, Huwiler earned an MBA at the University of Washington before owning a successful chain of restaurants in Seattle. He joined the wine industry at Stimson-Lane and eventually served as Director of National Accounts and International Sales at Kendall-Jackson Winery. In all, Huwiler’s wine industry experience spans over 20 years.

Working with Merryvale Proprietor Jack W. Schlatter and his son René Schlatter, accomplishments at Merryvale since 1996 include significant improvements in vineyard sources and wine quality, a dramatic increase in wine production and international market reach, the addition of acclaimed director of winemaking Stephen Test to the team in 1998, a complete label and packaging re-design, attention-getting advertising campaigns and a comprehensive upgrade of the winery’s content-rich website.

Merryvale currently produces over 100,000 cases of ultra-premium Napa Valley and Sonoma wines available throughout the US and dozens of countries in Europe and Asia. The winery has earned numerous awards and continues to gain critical acclaim for its outstanding wines and service.

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