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.
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.”
As of last week, we have racked and blended all of our 2020 Pinot Noirs except one: the Hallberg Ranch. Our largest production wine, this will involve quite a lot of expertise and finesse to get the balance just right.