Our Team

Team Emeritus group photo at Hallberg Ranch, 2022

Many on our team have been together in the vineyard and wine industry for nearly 30 years, including our vineyard manager Kirk Lokka and many others from the vineyard crew to the back of house accounting, sales, and more. 

The next generation, including current president of Emeritus Vineyards, Mari Jones, is just as committed to the winery’s vision of estate grown, terroir driven Pinot Noir. In fact, many began as E-club members themselves! We’ve all been drawn to the Emeritus vision because it’s not only about taking care of the land; it’s about the people as well.

Pinot Noir is a world where most of the greatest wines come from wineries where generations have dedicated their lives to caring for their vineyards. I want Emeritus to outlive me. That means that we need to be sustainable in every sense, from the way we care for our land to making sure that our employees have healthy families. These things aren’t separate from what goes into the bottle; they are essential.

—Mari Jones, President


Mari Jones+
Mari Jones, President (Of Fun)
Kirk Lokka+
Kirk Lokka, Vineyard Manager
Brice Jones+
Brice Jones, Founder
Keith Hammond+
Keith Hammond, Winemaker
David Lattin+
David Lattin, Winemaker Emeritus
Michael Burton+
Michael Burton, National Sales Manager
Riggs Lokka+
Riggs Lokka, Assistant Vineyard Manager
Hilary Berkey+
Hilary Berkey, Inspirer of Joy
Maia Talmor+
Maia Talmor, Tasting Room Manager
Glen Kueffner+
Glen Kueffner, Tasting Room Lead
Tina Settineri+
Tina Settineri, Pinot Ph.D.
Marc Goldman+
Marc Goldman, Tasting Room Associate
Paige Hansen+
Paige Hansen, Ambassador of Fun
Kelly Russell+
Kelly Russell, Private Client Liaison
Marisa Avila+
Marisa Avila, Coordinator of Awesome
Emiliano Valerio Eufrancio+
Emiliano Valerio Eufrancio, Vineyard Crew
Juan Avila+
Juan Avila, Vineyard Crew
Salvador Buenrrostro+
Salvador Buenrrostro, Vineyard Crew
Horacio Lopez+
Horacio Lopez, Vineyard Crew

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