David brings 32 vintages of winemaking experience to his role at Emeritus, which includes a 15-year tenure as winemaker for Kuleto Estate where he oversaw the winery’s transition from a small, family-owned business to a relevant brand, while also leading the winemaking program for Merus Wines since 2013.
After receiving a B.A. in Microbiology (with a minor in German Language) from Oregon State University, Lattin went on to receive a M.S. in Enology from the University of California at Davis. From Davis, Lattin went on to gain experience abroad at Chateau Troplong-Mondot in St. Emilion, France, Storybook Mountain Vineyards in Calistoga, and Acacia Winery in Carneros, where he quickly transitioned from enologist to winemaker and General Manager. Lattin also founded and managed CL Wines from 1998 to 2011, a passion project that led him to discover and fall in love with small Pinot Noir vineyards throughout the Sonoma Coast appellation, foreshadowing his eventual arrival at Emeritus Vineyards.
David is beyond excited to takeover as Winemaker at Emeritus Vineyards and looks forward to many great vintages with the team. He supports everything Emeritus believes in from our sustainable dry-farming practices, to the quest for the highest quality level of the wines, an alchemy of nuance and complexity.
David resides in St. Helena with his wife and children. When not producing world-class wines, he enjoys cooking (which he believes makes him a better winemaker), traveling, and cycling.