Masút Vineyard & Winery was founded by brothers Ben and Jake Fetzer with a focus on producing estate Pinot Noir. They are the grandsons of Barney Fetzer who, together with his family built Fetzer Vineyards. In the early 1990’s their father, Robert Fetzer, was eager to begin a new chapter, and he he purchased a 1200 acre property and named it Masút, a Native American word meaning “dark, rich earth”.
They began to plant Pinot Noir in this new mountainous area, eventually establishing their own appellation Eagle Peak, Mendocino County in which they are the sole winery. The vineyard is 35 acres of Pinot Noir straddling the western mountains at the headwaters of the Russian River. Each year the goal is to produce one wine of the highest quality and expression of Pinot Noir from the site.