Before coming to Sonoma County, Marc Goldman spent almost 45 years in the legal profession. Now a resident of Sebastopol, he always marveled at the beauty of Hallberg Ranch when driving past, so when a position opened at Emeritus he eagerly applied and has since become a valuable member of the team!
Emeritus Vineyards is more than just our wines. We also want to share who we are, what we do, and why we love what we do. It all starts with the Emeritus philosophy that great wines are shaped by three fundamental factors: soil, climate, and people.
Emiliano was recently awarded the October 2021 SCGGF Vineyard Employee Recognition Award for displaying incredible talent during our harvest season as a picker, vehicle operator, and shop mechanic jack of all trades!
While attending university, Jessie had her “a ha!” wine moment over a glass of Pinot Noir during a dinner with friends. Inspired, she began hosting wine dinners with friends and went on to a career in the wine industry.
Despite childhood aspirations of being a world traveler, our Assistant Winemaker Keith lives about 20 minutes from where he was raised, but loves Sonoma county and has been fortunate enough to travel to some pretty amazing places as well.
“Pinot Noir is the varietal I cut my teeth on, and it is still the one I love the most. Making a great Pinot Noir—one with nuance, elegance and a deep and meaningful sense of place—is incredibly difficult, and to me is the ultimate challenge.”
Rosendo, part of Team Emeritus since 1999, is a two-time Sonoma County Pruning Champion and leads our crew when it comes to pruning and training both young and newly grafted vines to produce top quality grapes.