Wine Convention

EMERITUS VINEYARDS
RUSSIAN RIVER, CALIFORNIA

In 1999, legendary vintner Brice Cutrer Jones founded Emeritus with the goal of creating a grand cru-caliber estate capable of making the New World’s finest Pinot Noir. To achieve this goal, Brice and renowned Vineyard Manager Kirk Lokka planted two remarkable vineyards in the Russian River Valley: Hallberg Ranch and Pinot Hill. Totaling 140 acres of dry-farmed vines, these vineyards have emerged as two of California’s most revered winegrowing sites. A true family-run winery, the winery is now run by Brice’s daughter Mari. Renowned Winemaker David Lattin joined the team in 2017, crafting wines of incomparable elegance and complexity.