The Martinelli family has been farming grapes and making wine in Sonoma County since the 1880s. Today, Martinelli Winery specializes in estate grown, single-vineyard Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Syrah wines. All of our vineyards are meticulously farmed by Lee Martinelli Sr. and his two sons, Lee Jr. and George, continuing five generations of the proud family legacy of care-taking the land. With over 470 planted acres throughout the Russian River Valley and Fort Ross-Seaview AVAs, our family sells the majority of the grapes we grow to other vintners, keeping a small portion of the fruit for ourselves to make under the Martinelli family label.
Winemaker Courtney Wagoner along with consulting winemaker Erin Green craft the wines with a natural approach, allowing fruit to shine through from the vineyard to the wine. Our goal is to make wines that showcase the site in which they are grown, and we plan to continue this tradition for generations to come.