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Alexis Nicolai
July 28, 2017 | Alexis Nicolai

Bottling at Emeritus Vineyards

We have finally started bottling our 2016 vintage wines! On Monday, July 24th we began putting wine into bottles. Our winemaking team starts the process long before now, testing blends and prepping the winery.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jul 28, 2017 at 10:20 AM
Alexis Nicolai
July 12, 2017 | Alexis Nicolai

Racking and Blending

It’s that time of year again! In early summer, we begin the racking process. The term ‘racking’ refers to moving wine from one vessel to another. At Emeritus, racking means moving the wine from the barrel to the blending tank; the final stage of winemaking, emptying barrels to blend and then bottle. And just like that, we're one step closer to getting the 2016 vintage into your glass!  Continue »

Time Posted: Jul 12, 2017 at 12:36 PM
Alexis Nicolai
February 7, 2017 | Alexis Nicolai

We're OK - Heavy Rains Are Good for Us!

We have been getting drenched out here and are in the middle of another big storm today! You may have seen pictures of flooded vineyards, roads and farms. Because we dry farm the rain is of particular interest to us. Keep reading to learn more!  Continue »

Time Posted: Feb 7, 2017 at 12:15 PM
Alexis Nicolai
December 9, 2016 | Alexis Nicolai

Emeritus Barrel Program

The most important part of wine making, after the grapes, is the choice of oak barrel and Emeritus wine is aged only in French Oak barrels. Brice and Nicolas go the extra mile every year by traveling to France to hand select the trees that will be used for our barrels.  Continue »

Time Posted: Dec 9, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Alexis Nicolai
August 15, 2016 | Alexis Nicolai


During this time of year, you start hearing the word veraison quite often, that word, veraison, brings up feeling of excitement, anticipation and, sometimes, anxiety. Veraison is originally a French term that describes the process of grape berries changing color.  Continue »

Time Posted: Aug 15, 2016 at 10:32 AM

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