Jackass Vineyard

Russian River Valley

Jackass Vineyard is older than Jackass Hill. It was purchased by Giuseppe Martinelli in the 1880s when he first arrived from Italy. He loved this area, now known as Martinelli Valley, because it reminded him of his home land of Tuscany. This vineyard also has steep slopes of 55 degrees and is non-terraced as well as dry farmed. This vineyard is slightly older than Jackass Hill, though we do not know the exact year it was planted before Giuseppe purchased it. He then planted Jackass Hill shortly after buying this property.


Russian River Valley
Varietals Planted
Soil Information
Franciscan, Goldridge
Soil characteristics
Fractured bed-rock, Clay Loam
St. George
Year Acquired
Year Planted