Martinelli Vineyards
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Martinelli Vineyards

Russian River Valley

Our Story

The Martinelli family has been growing grapes in the Russian River Valley since the 1880’s. At the ages of 19 and 16, Giuseppe Martinelli and Luisa Vellutini eloped from their small village in the Tuscany region of Italy, making their way to California looking for land to farm and start a winery. Giuseppe had been a winemaker in Italy and with his viticulture knowledge he was hired to plant a vineyard for a farmer in Forestville. Within two years he earned enough money, and borrowed some from a local wood cutter, to purchase land of his own. Working side by side on a 60 degree slope, Giuseppe and Luisa planted a small area of Zinfandel and Muscat Alexandria vines, which later became known as the Jackass Hill vineyard. Over 100 years later, this south easterly exposure remains the steepest non-terraced vineyard in Sonoma County.


Wines

Top Varietals

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel

Top Appellations

  • Russian River Valley
  • Sonoma Coast

Amenities

General

  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Tours
  • Private Tours*
  • Wine Club
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Indoor Seating
  • Picnic Area
  • Pet Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Unique Architecture
  • Gift Shop
  • Wheelchair Accessible

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