Emmaline Ann Vineyard
Eight miles from the coast, the Emmaline Ann Vineyard is a three-acre vineyard near the town of Freestone. The vineyard’s proximity to the ocean, as well as higher elevation at 800 feet, both contribute to the elegant quality and balanced characteristics of both earth and fruit that are definitive of this vineyard.
Spiced Cranberry // Fresh Strawberry // Violets // Forest Floor // Leather
Perfectly situated to watch the fog engulf the vines in the evening and slowly burn off in the morning, this small but mighty vineyard faces southwest towards the Pacific Ocean and produces a wine with a lighter hue, yet impactful body on the palate.
Each year, I strive to showcase the vineyard as well as that particular growing season. Once the grapes come into the winery, I will sort and destem the fruit. The grapes begin with a cold soak anywhere from 4-7 days. Once the grapes start fermenting, I will do a combination of punchdowns and pumpovers.
After fermentation, I press in a gentle basket press and settle the wine before going to French oak barrels. The percentage of new oak can be anywhere from 20-50% and is dependent on the wine’s structure and complexity, as well as the number of barrels. While the wine is aging, I will taste all of the barrels regularly and will rack barrel to barrel as needed. Some barrels may spend up to 16 months on original lees. I bottle this wine after 20 months in barrel.
— Katy Wilson // Proprietor + Winemaker
- Pinot Noir
- Emmaline Ann Vineyard
- Sonoma Coast