Jackass Vineyard

Green Valley

This vineyard is older than Jackass Hill. It was purchased by Giuseppi 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 and dry farmed. This vineyard is slightly older than Jackass Hill because it was already planted when Giuseppe purchased it. He then planted Jackass Hill after buying this property.

Specifications

Appellation
Green Valley
Varietals Planted
Zinfandel
Soil Information
Franciscan, Goldridge
Soil characteristics
Fractured bed-rock, Clay Loam
Rootstock
St. George
Year Acquired
1880
Year Planted
1883