Owner, Sommelier, Vintner

Palmer Emmitt


About Palmer Emmitt

Palmer followed a series of passions in his life that ultimately led him to wine. A world-class alpine skier in his youth, Palmer competed in NCAA Division I for Bowdoin College and continued his skiing career post-college on the international level racing all over the world. Next he pursued a passion for filmmaking, attaining a Master of Arts degree from NYU-Tisch School of the Arts, and later moving to Hollywood to embark on a ten-year career in feature film production. During that time Palmer pursued another of his passions in his spare time – wine – taking sommelier courses at night to receive advanced certification with distinction from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET). Eventually wine surpassed film as Palmer’s chief passion and he transitioned full time to the wine business. Palmer moved to wine country in 2011 to attend Sonoma State University’s Wine MBA program, and shortly thereafter launched Emmitt-Scorsone Wines with winemaker Michael Scorsone.

  • French-American Chamber of Commerce and Wines & Vines magazine “Bay Area Top Wine Student”

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