Giuseppe & Luisa

Russian River Valley

This vineyard was planted with cuttings from Jackass Hill Zinfandel in the 1990s. It was named after our great grandparents, Giuseppe and Luisa Martinelli, who started our first winery in the 1880s when they immigrated from Tuscany, Italy. We wanted to pay homage to their determination to follow their dreams at just 19 and 16 years of age in coming to the New World, so we created this vineyard from cuttings from the original vineyard Giuseppe planted, Jackass Hill. We restored and are using their original label on our current wines from this vineyard as a thank you for starting our family’s legacy so long ago.

Specifications

Appellation
Russian River Valley
Varietals Planted
Zinfandel
Soil Information
Huichicha
Soil characteristics
Clay, hard-pan
Rootstock
420,101-14, 3309
Budwood
Jackass Hill and Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel budwood
Year Acquired
1961
Year Planted
1994