Wine Road Podcast Episode 181

Liana on Aug 10, 2023

From left to right: Beth, Keith and Marcy in front of a red building. Frame to the right is the Hallberg Blanc bottle

In the 181st episode of our podcast, we were joined by Keith Hammond, a winemaker at Emeritus Vineyards. For our wine of the day, Keith brought along a white wine, intriguingly made from Pinot Noir. This unusual style is not common, but it certainly is enjoyable to drink. The wine displays elements of Pinot Noir, yet with the absence of tannins and other elements found in red wines. The complex process of making this wine involves night harvesting, hand sorting, and careful juice extraction to create a distinctive flavor profile. As the wine reaches room temperature, it undergoes fascinating changes in flavor and aroma.

Emeritus Vineyards is renowned for its Hallberg Ranch vineyard. Offering breathtaking views and a tranquil atmosphere, it is the heart of their operations. The vineyard is a Winemaker’s haven, featuring 110 acres of planted vines and growing only Pinot Noir grapes. The winery also offers a unique tasting experience, being open seven days a week, and providing various tasting experiences including flights of different Pinot Noir clones. Above all, Emeritus Vineyards is dedicated to producing pure, authentic wines that reflect the charm of the Russian River Valley region.

Podcast Sponsored by: River Road Family Vineyards and Winery

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