Emery Estate


 A little about our winemaker...

After finishing his studies at the University of California, Davis, winemaker Derek Irwin began his career as an enologist and assistant winemaker at Cosentino Winery in Yountville, CA. Later he worked with Napa's Bouchain Vineyards and in 1998 moved to Viansa Winery in Sonoma, CA where he created wine programs as both a winemaker and vineyard manager. Currently, Irwin is a principle and managing partner at Madura Consulting, a local viticulture and enology consultancy, and at Piola Wines which provides international services.


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