This stunning site bears the name of the former owners, Don and Marcia Hallberg. In 1999, with aging apple trees past their prime, they sold the 115-acre orchard to Emeritus Vineyards. Boasting soils and climate ideal for growing Pinot Noir, the land was returned to vineyards after 65 years and the Hallberg name continues as a hallmark of Russian River Valley agriculture. The current vineyard manager, Kirk Lokka, has a keen eye for detail and knows the vines better that anyone.
Some of our favorite Pinot Noirs come from this vineyard. Upon tasting the 2007 Emeritus Hallberg Ranch Pinot Noir and the 2007 Gary Farrell Hallberg Vineyard Dijon Clone Pinot Noir, we were inspired to get our hands on some of this fruit. We were able to cultivate a relationship with the owners and farmers of Hallberg Vineyard, and in 2010, we were granted with the opportunity to purchase fruit from two different blocks, Block C (clone 777) and Block I (Pommard clone). Our first vintage from this vineyard was awarded 93 points from Wine & Spirits Magazine!