Zio Tony Ranch

Russian River Valley

Zio Tony Ranch in the Laguna Reach neighborhood of Russian River Valley

This is named after Tony Bondi, Lee Martinelli Sr.’s uncle, who was a large apple rancher in Sonoma County. This property is in the heart of the Russian River Valley, 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.

Specifications

Appellation
Russian River Valley
Varietals Planted
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah
Soil Information
Goldridge
Soil characteristics
Clay, Loam
Rootstock
420, 3309, 101-14
Budwood
(CH = 95, 548, 76) (PN = 115, 777, 828) (SY = 877, 470)
Year Acquired
1959
Year Planted
2000, 2001, 2006