The Martin Family Vineyards and Winery was born from our commitment to family and our love of fine wine. When we look back on the times when our family was gathered at the dinner table; or the quiet conversions with friends that lasted well into the evening, wine has always played a memorable role.
It seemed natural that our wine appreciation led us to winemaking. In 1996 we made our first Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel. We have since then won numerous awards at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair and San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, turning heads in the local wine community.
Our winemaking philosophy is to use only fruit from extraordinary vineyards in order to produce extraordinary wines. The fruit for our wines is primarily from steep, rocky, hillside vineyards that produce super-concentrated, intense fruit flavors. In 1999 we began planting 20 acres of estate vineyard at our winery-ranch. We specifically selected steep, rocky, hillside or hilltop land to plant our own vineyards.
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