Jennifer Eichart of Mermaid Winery

Jennifer Eichart of Mermaid Winery

Oct 15, 2020

Jennifer Eichart of Mermaid Winery

mermaid-logo-white-background_0.jpgIn anticipation of our upcoming HeART of Hampton episode, Jennifer Eichart of Mermaid Winery stopped by for a quick chat:

Could you please give us a history of the Winery? How did you become involved in the wine business?

We opened May 1st, 2012, and opened our second location in 2018. We make wine, sell food, etc. I got involved in wine because I came from the winery world. I moved back to the area in 2008 and opened Mermaid.

Mermaid Closeup.jpegTell me a little about your Wine Club? What are some of the benefits of being a member?

With Wine Club we have different price points: $30-$75. Our most popular option is $45. They get one bottle of white, 2 bottles of red. You get 50% off bottles and 15% off of everything. It’s a great deal and people love it.

What are the biggest challenges you have faced with running a Winery?

COVID definitely. That’s a huge one. Nothing’s bigger than that.

What 3 adjectives would you use to describe your wine?

Depends on the wine. Seduction is festive, light and refreshing.

Mermaid Wines.jpgWhat would be your favorite wine/Halloween candy pairing?

Halloween candy and wine is a strange combo. I’d probably do a Norfolk Express with a Reese’s Pieces dessert.

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Images sourced from Mermaid Winery. Main photo from Veer Magazine.