Emmitt-Scorsone Wines is a collaboration between winemakers Palmer Emmitt and Michael Scorsone. At our small artisan winery off the beaten path near Healdsburg, passion for making great wines is the singular motivating force.

We bottle wines under two labels – Judge Palmer and Domenica Amato – each expressing different interests of ours within the world of wine and honoring members of our respective families. Please come and spend some time with us on your next trip to wine country.



Judge Palmer produces Bordeaux varietal wines from both Napa Valley and Sonoma County with a focus on Cabernet Sauvignon. Our vineyard sources range from the revered to the remote, but all share the capability of profound expression of their varietal and place of origin, which we encourage with native yeast fermentations and minimal intervention. Try a bottle with a jury of your peers.

Judge Palmer is named for Palmer’s grandfather James Palmer, who served as a judge in El Dorado County, California in the 1960s and 1970s.


Domenica Amato produces distinctive wines inspired by the grape growing regions on the coasts and islands of the Mediterranean Sea. Sourced from small, family-owned vineyards, and hand-made with passion and authenticity, these wines are best enjoyed with your loved ones around the Sunday dinner table.

Domenica Amato is named for Michael’s grandmother who was born in Sicily and emigrated to America along with Michael’s father and grandfather in the 1960s.