At Emtu, we make world class Russian River Pinot Noir that expresses both our devotion to organic farming and the subtle minerality of our sandy Goldridge soil. Our limited production means that every bottle is handcrafted and our grapes never travel more than a few hundred feet from the vine to the bottle. Along the way, we carefully manage each step — we use native yeasts, individually select each french oak barrel, and finish every bottle with a label applied by a family member, friend or wine club member.
Each season is different, but across the years our Pinot Noir has matured to express backbones of black cherry, deep plum, pomegranate and foraged blackberries with notes of clove, pink peppercorn and wild thyme, and the suggestion of crushed rock and forest floor. Our full bodied Pinot Noir ages well, and is proving to be an excellent collectable, with some of our earliest vintages standing as our most coveted.
Every season we also press a small, select batch of grapes before the skins have a chance to imbue the wine with their rich, ruby color. This lighter press becomes our bright, refreshing Rose. Our Rose is available to members each April, in time to enjoy poolside throughout the summer.
With such a limited production, we’re not open to the public and our wine is only available to ~50 members and at a few restaurants where we have a shared philosophy. As an example, Alice Waters has kept us on her wine list at Chez Panisse for almost a decade and we’re proud that she even served our wine at President Obama’s inauguration.
We do have new member openings from time to time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’d like to join the list.