Zio Tony Ranch

Russian River Valley

Zio Tony Ranch vineyard is named after Tony Bondi, Lee Martinelli Sr.’s uncle, who was a well known apple rancher in Sonoma County. This property is in the heart of the Russian River Valley and it produces some of our most voluptuous, full bodied wines. Uncle Tony loved being a farmer and was quite the entrepreneur by continuing to buy properties and diversify his crops. He bought one of the last existing hop ranches in Sonoma County, which is now where our winery and tasting room are.


Russian River Valley
Varietals Planted
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah
Soil Information
Soil characteristics
Clay, Loam
420, 3309, 101-14
(CH = 95, 548, 76) (PN = 115, 777, 828) (SY = 877, 470)
Year Acquired
Year Planted
2000, 2001, 2006