The primary goal of Martinelli Winery has always been hand-crafting quality wines that are born in our estate vineyards, using only our favorite blocks for each vineyard designated wine. We have a commitment to quality and have never offered for sale a wine that we felt did not live up to the reputation and expectations of its label. We also try to maintain a sense of consistency with each vintage, while still allowing the true nature of the vineyard to shine through. These wines are small production and each vineyard is hand farmed meticulously, producing only the finest quality fruit.
We use a hands-off approach during the winemaking process, allowing the wine to go through a set of natural processes with minimal intervention, although this approach actually requires more expertise and attention from the winemaking team.
Our wines are fermented with naturally occurring yeasts, which enhance the flavor and texture of the wine. The wines are kept in barrel for 10 months, are unfiltered and unfined, and clarified only by racking before bottling.