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.
Established in 1982, Etude was founded on the philosophy that winemaking begins in the vineyard, long before harvest, and that superior grape growing allows our winemakers to craft wines of exceptional varietal expression and finesse. This ethos remains unwavering as the winery continues to build upon its established legacy of exemplary Pinot Noir.
Etude's winery and estate vineyard, Grace Benoist Ranch, are farmed and operated with the goal of sustaining a healthy environment and eco-system, so we may be responsible neighbors and community members.
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 nuanced grape requires a skillful hand and total commitment.