About Etude Wines

The Pursuit of Pinot Noir Perfection

Etude Wines is known for its 35 year legacy of high quality Pinot Noirs that deliver the best of the old and new world style and winemaking techniques.

Grace Benoist Ranch is our flagship estate property.

 

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History

Etude was founded on the philosophy that winemaking begins in the vineyard long before the harvest and that superior grape growing diminishes the need for intervention by the winemaker, resulting in authentic varietal expression.  This remains our approach today as we continue to build the Etude legacy.

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Sustainability

Etude’s Winery and Estate Vineyard, Grace Benoist Ranch, are farmed and operated with the goal of minimizing impacts to the environment, neighbors and community.

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Winemaker

Jon Priest, Senior Winemaker at Etude, has a passion for Pinot Noir.  It should come as no surprise then that he views patience as a duty, not a virtue, as the oft-named heartbreak grape requires a deft hand and total commitment.

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