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Welcome to the Emeritus Blog! We'll share all sorts of fun things here, check back every few weeks and be sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date!

 
August 24, 2015 |

Happy Harvest 2015

Happy Harvest 2015! Harvest began on Hallberg Ranch in the wee hours of the morning on August 14th, which is the earliest we’ve ever started. The weather leading up to our first pick was hot, followed by a heat wave (it was over 100 degrees!) that first weekend. Everyone was worried about the fruit ripening faster than we could pick, but we’ve had a cool, damp several days since then which buys our vineyard crew some time. “All I can say is thank the weather for cooling down!” Nicolas said this morning.  Continue »

Time Posted: Aug 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Emeritus Team
 
July 6, 2015 | Emeritus Team

Kirk Lokka Honored with Viticulture Award of Excellence

For those who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Kirk Lokka (or, as we call him, Don Cruz), we can tell you that he is larger than life. Kirk is one of the founding partners of Emeritus Vineyards; he is our VP of Vineyards and General Manager. Kirk was recently honored by the Sonoma County Winegrowers with the 2015 Viticulture Award of Excellence.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jul 6, 2015 at 10:20 AM
Mari Jones
 
June 16, 2015 | Mari Jones

Father's Day Reflections

Working with my father, Brice Jones, can at times be (in no particular order): exhausting, inspiring, frustrating, hilarious and wonderful.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 16, 2015 at 1:57 PM
Emeritus Team
 
April 15, 2015 | Emeritus Team

Spring on the Ranch

It's officially springtime at Hallberg Ranch! After unseasonably warm winter nights, spring 2015 came very early, with bud break occurring almost three weeks earlier than last year.  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 15, 2015 at 1:07 PM
Emeritus Team
 
April 1, 2015 | Emeritus Team

Tasting Room Construction Update (April)

As you may (or may not) know we are in the midst of building a new tasting room! If you've visited Emeritus for a tasting before you know how cozy and wonderful our tasting room is.  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 1, 2015 at 1:13 PM
Emeritus Team
 
March 26, 2015 | Emeritus Team

2015 Sonoma County Pruning Championship

Every winter Sonoma County holds the Pruning Championship, the team from Emeritus boasts many past winners, and 2015 is no different!  Continue »

Time Posted: Mar 26, 2015 at 12:37 PM
Emeritus Team
 
March 26, 2015 | Emeritus Team

Cover Crops & Wildflowers - Spring in the Vineyard

It is wildflower season at Emeritus! The vineyard rows are blooming with natural grasses, wildflowers and mustard! In general Emeritus doesn't actually plant any of these 'cover crops' (called that because they blanket the ground between the vines). We let Mother Nature dictate what grows best without interfering. This creates a habitat for beneficial insects in the vineyards and improves soil fertility and tilth.  Continue »

Time Posted: Mar 26, 2015 at 12:30 PM
Emeritus Team
 
March 26, 2015 | Emeritus Team

Brice's Favorite Gougères

Nothing pairs with Pinot like a gougère! This is the bite of choice in wine cellars throughout Burgundy, and the go-to for every Jones family gathering.  Continue »

Time Posted: Mar 26, 2015 at 12:30 PM

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