Founded by legendary vintner Brice Cutrer Jones in 1999, Emeritus Vineyards is dedicated to making America’s finest Pinot Noir. To achieve this goal, Emeritus established a grand cru-caliber estate program featuring 140 acres of dry-farmed Pinot Noir at two vineyards: Hallberg Ranch in Russian River Valley and Pinot Hill on the Sonoma Coast. Today, Emeritus is stewarded by second-generation President Mari Jones, Winemaker Keith Hammond and Vineyard Manager Kirk Lokka, who embrace a philosophy that great wines are shaped by three factors: soil, climate, and people. The distinctive soils of Hallberg Ranch and Pinot Hill allow Emeritus to dry farm its grapes, resulting in remarkably deep root structures, while the cool climate of these renowned sites give the wines their pure, soaring flavors. Last, but most important, the experience, wisdom and passion of the Emeritus team give the wines their spirit, creating Pinot Noirs of unparalleled elegance, integrity, and purity.