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.
It Has Always Been Our Dream
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.