The idea for Marilyn Merlot was first discussed in 1983. In 1985, the first Marilyn Merlot was made available to the public. There are several different collections to choose from since the wine became so popular.
The first year that Marilyn Monroe wine was made available to the public was in 1985. A group of friends made the first wine in 1981 but it was used privately. In 1983 it was donated to charity auctions.