Hope Family Wines, a California-based family-owned and operated winery, has expanded its Liberty School label by adding two new wines – Liberty School Pinot Noir and Liberty School Merlot.

The addition of Pinot Noir and Merlot to Liberty School brand, which added its first Cabernet Sauvignon in 1975, marks its natural progression and follows the recent addition of Chardonnay in 1997.

The 2012 Pinot Noir and 2011 Merlot will be initially distributed to on-premise accounts, reported WineBusiness.com.

Liberty School Pinot Noir is produced from grapes grown in three different microclimates of the Central Coast, including the Arroyo Seco region of Monterey, Paso Robles, and Paicines in San Benito County.

Liberty School Merlot is made from grapes grown at vineyards located in the El Pomar District of Paso Robles and from cooler sites in Santa Barbara County.

Hope Family Wines president Austin Hope was quoted by the website as saying that the company believes that wine has a place on the table for dinner every night, and Liberty School now offers a lineup of value-priced wines to accompany any meal.

"Over the course of almost 40 years people have come to trust Liberty School for making the best value-priced Cabernet Sauvignon in America, and we hope to earn this same reputation with the other classic varieties," Hope added.

Liberty School Pinot Noir will be available at suggested retail price of $20, while Liberty School Merlot for $16.

Besides Liberty School, Hope Family Wines’ brand portfolio also includes Treana, Candor, Austin Hope and Troublemaker wines.