October is Sonoma County Wine Month!

There are more reasons than ever to celebrate Sonoma County Wine Month this year—for starters, the fact that we can celebrate. With our tasting room patio open for appointments, Emeritus Vineyards is embracing the spirit of celebration by expanding our range of tasting experiences. Some of them are new, some are old favorites, and all are a salute to all things Pinot Noir!

Hallberg Ranch Sign and Emeritus Vineyards Winery
Estate Tasting at Emeritus Vineyards

We have expanded our Estate Tastings to be available on Monday as well. Bring your enthusiasm and we’ll bring the wine, Thursday through Monday at 11a, 1p, and 3p.

Send your palate soaring with our new Flight of the Clones. This tasting experience dives deep into important questions like, where do clones come from? Why are they different? What is a clone, and why does Emeritus grow so many? Available Thursday through Sunday at 11a, 1p, and 3p, our hospitality team educate and guide you through what makes our wines so special!

Vineyard tours are back! We’ll take you through the vines of Hallberg Ranch for an in-depth look at what goes into dry farming our fabulous Pinot Noir grapes, then back to our outdoor patio for a seated tasting. Appointments will be available weekly on Friday at 10:30a, 12:30p, and 2:30p, as well as Saturday-Sunday at 10:30a and 12:30p.

Can’t travel to Sonoma County in October? Not a problem, we have virtual tasting options as well!

Pinot Hill overhead
Emeritus Virtual Tasting Experiences

Discover more about Emeritus wines with the Discovery Virtual Tastings. Available every Saturday starting at 1pm PDT/PST, this experience is included with advance purchase of the Discovery Trio package. Just remember to allow 3-5 business days (depending on shipping method and destination) for the wine to arrive before your tasting date. Then taste through the most recent releases of our Hallberg Ranch, Pinot Hill, and Wesley’s Reserve along with our hospitality staff, who will come prepared with pictures, educational videos, and lots of stories to tell.

Trek all over Pinot Hill without having to hike up those 10% grade slopes! Available every Sunday starting at 1pm PDT/PST, this experience is included with advance purchase of the Pinot Hill Trio package. Again, you’ll have to allow 3-5 business days (depending on shipping method and destination) for the wine to arrive before your tasting date, but we promise it’s worth the wait. When the time comes we’ll walk you through our newest releases of the Pinot Hill, Pinot Hill East, and Pinot Hill West! Come prepared for a deep dive into this estate vineyard, and how weather and location can affect the wine even within an area of only 30 planted acres.

What else can you do from home?

Emeritus wines paired with local Sonoma County cheeses
Emeritus videos on YouTube

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our Events Calendar for more upcoming virtual gatherings. Watch this space (or follow our Facebook page for event announcements) and mark your calendars for wine, conversation, and social connection!

Or, for Emeritus on tap, click your way into our YouTube channel! In our helpfully organized playlists you’ll find Vineyard Videos, Winery Videos, and even Guided Tastings to suit some of the wines that you’re looking forward to popping open. For the serious wine enthusiasts, we also have several hours worth of Emeritus Educational Seminars, covering topics from Pinot Noir clones to how winemaker’s choices throughout the wine making process impact the style of what’s in your glass. Watch a few of those and you’ll be ready to plan a wine fueled trivia Zoom night with your friends and impress them with your oenological expertise.

For any and all at-home tastings, feel free to make it a wine and cheese event. If you’re stocking up on Emeritus wines, why not look into Sonoma County cheeses as well? There are so many to choose from, and we’ll always be here to help advise about the best pairings to raise a glass to.

Throughout the month of October (and beyond), we’ll be here. Let us know if there’s anything we can help you with!