Maryetta Wines is a boutique winery specialising in organic wines from Mendocino County. We make complex, balanced wines that are made in the vineyards. The wine is aged in French oak barrels from various Cooperages. Maryetta Pinot Noir is unfiltered, which allows the wine to retain many flavors and aromas that would normally be filtered out. The result is an authentic Pinot Noir that stays true to its roots. Maryetta Wines is a statement of individuality and a winery that stands for authenticity beyond the wines.
Phil began his career in the wine industry at the age of 19. While attending Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo, he worked for Windemere Winery in the Edna Valley and as one of the three employees, he was able to learn all aspects of the wine business. After graduating, Phil mastered wine marketing by working for many luxury brands across the California Coast. These opportunities gave him access to some of the greatest California wines that not only refined his appreciation for great wines, but also exposed him to many styles and flavors of wine that exist.
Sometime in his late twenties, he discovered Mendocino Pinot Noir. That love for the culture, lifestyle, and quality of the Anderson Valley was the foundation for creating Maryetta Wines. Currently, Phil's focus is securing contracts with organic vineyards that he believes are very special with a great future.
Damon Bailey's passion for wine began at a very young age. His Italian-American Nonni and his Russian-American Papa always had a spot for him at the dinner table, and there was always a small glass of slightly watered-down red table wine with dinner. Fast forward to Damon's first day of crush...scrubbing bins, digging out tanks and field sorting with the vineyard crews. He caught the wine bug and he could never go back. He was hooked for life.
Damon's winemaking expertise spans across 2 continents. After graduating from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with degrees in biochemistry and viticulture, he bagn his professional career at Chamisal Vineyards in Edna Valley, making premium Burgundian varietals. His love for Pinot Noir propelled him to New Zealand, where he was recruited by the country's most awarded producer, Villa Maria Estate. Returning to Napa Valley, he became a distinguished winemaker for Hunnicutt in St. Helena and Quixote Winery in the famed Stag's Leap district. Damon now calls Maryetta home, where he skillfully incorporates his knowledge with his love/passion of art and science in every well-crafted barrel.