Who We Are

Eagle Peak Pinot

My brother Ben and I established the Masút winery in 2009. Our father, Bobby Fetzer, one of Mendocino County’s most experienced grape growers, bought the Masút Ranch in 1996. Intrigued with a hillside site of fast draining soil, desirable sun exposure and marine influenced winds, he chose Pinot Noir for this special location.

The Winery

We do it all ourselves here, from the harvest, to the crush, to the fermentation, to the bottling, the drinking and the storytelling. Our father planted the first vines here. We are dedicated to making sure they flourish. The culture, the process and the land of Masút are within every bottle.

We Do It All Ourselves

We harvest each block separately at night so that we can deliver cool fruit to the winery as the sun rises.

When the fruit arrives from the vineyard, every bunch is hand sorted for quality. The fermentation lasts for three weeks in small open-top stainless tanks before the wine begins aging in French oak barrels for up to 16 months.

Our Story

We grew up around the wine business
It Has Always Been Our Dream

Jake Fetzer, Winemaker

Ben Fetzer, Rancher

We grew up around the wine business. Our grandfather, Barney Fetzer, founded Fetzer Vineyards in 1968, and our father, Robert Fetzer, worked endless hours to help make it a leader in premium wines. It wasn’t until 1994 that he was able to start on a new project called Masút. Our father envisioned a property where he would be able to grow the finest-possible Pinot Noir fruit.

In 1997 we planted the first vineyards and, although many cautioned us not to grow Pinot Noir, we kept pushing ahead. Just as many wineries were beginning to see the potential of the site, our father tragically died in a rafting accident in 2006. More determined than ever, we felt a need to continue to move forward.

We spearheaded a petition for a new viticultural area called Eagle Peak Mendocino County, and decided to convert a barn on the property to make wine. We are continuing to refine the farming and winemaking in pursuit of a great bottle of Pinot Noir.