The Martinelli family has been growing grapes in the Russian River Valley for five generations. The winery was established in 1986, producing wines in small lots from their estate-grown vineyards, some of which are over 100 years old. Total wine production is under 12,000 cases. Unique tasting room and gift shop are located in an old hop barn featuring a wide selection of gourmet Sonoma County food products.
Open daily 10 - 5.
We have a $10 tasting fee.
(We are open on the 4th of July and on Christmas Eve we are here until 3pm.)
Winemaker: Bryan Kvamme.
Ticket to the Wine Road Offer: Complimentary Tasting!
Credit Cards Accepted: Master Card, Visa
Wine Type: Chardonnay, Muscat, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel
Facilities: Air Conditioning, Gift Shop, Open to the Public, Picnic Facilities, Tasting Fee, Tasting Fee Refundable with Purchase,
Visit the website at: http://www.martinelliwinery.com
New Wine Releases2012 Zinfandel Lolita Ranch (Oct 15, 2014)
"Blueberry, cherry, licorice and fresh flowers on the perfumed nose. Sweet dark berry flavors show very good energy thanks to bright, tangy acidity and a hint of white pepper. Supple tannins shape the finish." 91 pts. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
2012 Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa (Oct 15, 2014)
"Plush and juicy on the palate, offering intense dark fruit liqueur flavors that are lifted and sharpened by gentle acidity and a touch of white pepper. Shows very good clarity on the finish, with the floral and spice notes echoing." 92 pts. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
2012 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch (Oct 15, 2014)
"Juicy and deeply concentrated, offering palate-coating flavors of red berry preserves, cola, spicecake and floral pastilles." 92 pts. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 90 pts. Wine Spectator
2012 Pinot Noir Moonshine Ranch (Oct 15, 2014)
"Sweet and expansive, offering round black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and a touch of candied rose. Shows very good clarity on the spice-accented finish, which is framed by silky, harmonious tannins. 92 pts. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
2012 Pinot Noir Zio Tony Ranch (Oct 15, 2014)
"Aromas of dark berries and cherry, with a floral quality adding lift. Cherry-cola and black raspberry flavors show very good depth and are nicely braced by a hint of bitter blood orange." 92 pts. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
2011 Chardonnay Lolita Ranch (Oct 15, 2014)
The 2011 Lolita Chardonnay has aromas of toasty coconut, buttered popcorn, and casaba melon. The palate is delicate on entry with dry stone fruit, citrus, grapefruit, and honeydew melon. 92 pts. Antonio Galloni