Verticals – Martinelli Episode Premiere


We are thrilled to announce the premiere of the Martinelli Family episode on SommTV’s “Verticals” season! SommTV is the leading streaming service that provides education around Food & Wine, and is the same team behind the award-winning Somm movies. We spent two days filming with their talented team to capture the incredible story of Martinelli Winery, and how five generations of our family have farmed Jackass Hill over the past 140 years.

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Sustainably-Farmed Wines Since the 1880s


We’re proud to be one of the last bastions of family winegrowing in Sonoma County. Spanning across five generations and more than 135 years, we’ve farmed the Martinelli estate vineyards with a relentless pursuit of quality and total dedication to our craft. These ideals are shared across our team — from the vineyard to the cellar to the tasting room — and are instilled in everything we do.

Our Story

The Martinelli Family has been growing grapes and making wine in the Russian River Valley since the late 1880s. As 5th generation stewards of some of the finest vineyards in the region, we’re proud to continue this legacy of hands-on farming, bringing decades of experience to everything we do.

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Farming Jackass Hill


It all started on Jackass Hill. Folks said, “you’d have to be a jackass to farm a hill that steep.” But young Tuscan-born immigrant Giuseppe Martinelli looked at that 65-degree slope of land, rolled up his sleeves, and planted a vineyard anyway. Our family has been growing grapes and making wines ever since.

Explore Our Vineyards


Martinelli wines are born in the vineyard. And, with 450 acres of 100% sustainably-farmed estate vineyards, we can afford to be selective. Our small-production vineyard designated wines showcase our family’s favorite blocks, capturing the terroir of each site while highlighting the nuance of the vintage.

Discover Martinelli Wines


Though the majority of our wines are highly allocated upon release, we make every effort to offer a sample selection on our online store. If you are interested in accessing our complete collection, we invite you to join one of our member lists to ensure an allocation as they become available.

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Join us for a tasting at our historic turn-of-the-century hop barn in the scenic Russian River Valley. You’ll find a variety of tasting opportunities, from casual walk-in tastings of estate-grown wines to in-depth seated wine & food pairing experiences. Whatever you choose, we look forward to hosting you.

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Join Us

Our estate-grown wines are hand crafted in very limited quantities and rarely find their way into wine shops. The only way to ensure access to the complete collection is through our Members List or Concierge List. One offers an allocation, the other a curated selection. The choice is yours.

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Upcoming Events

Annual Member Appreciation Open House


Our Open House is held annually for our current mailing list members. Taste through some of our estate-grown wines from the latest Release. Enjoy barrel selections, wines from the Library, and meet the Martinelli Family and staff. Live music and food from 11 – 4 pm at the winery crush pad.

Martinelli Family Harvest Dinner


This event has been postponed. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Celebrate the beginning of our Harvest Season while dining al fresco on a warm summer evening. The Martinelli Family will share the history of our winery, estate vineyards, and wines, with each thoughtfully paired course.