Lee Martinelli Jr., a fourth generation farmer, is the proud owner and farmer of Martinelli Winery. Born in Sonoma County in 1964, Lee has been deeply rooted in the farming and viticulture industry since a young age. Growing up in a family that has been involved in agriculture for generations, he was exposed to the art of farming and winemaking from an early age.
At the tender age of eleven, Lee began driving tractors and running an apple crew in the family orchards. This hands-on experience allowed him to develop a strong work ethic and a deep appreciation for the land and its bounties. Working closely with his father, Lee learned the intricacies of viticulture and the nuances of growing exceptional grapes.
As the years went by, Lee continued to work side by side with his father, honing his skills and expanding his knowledge of winemaking. He learned the importance of selecting the right grape varieties for the unique terroir of Sonoma County and how to nurture the vines to produce the highest quality fruit.
In 1989, Lee took the reins of Martinelli Winery and became the proud owner of the family business. With his passion for the land and his dedication to producing exceptional wines, he has continued to uphold the legacy of the Martinelli name.
One of the remarkable aspects of Martinelli Winery is its commitment to sustainable farming practices. Lee understands the importance of preserving the environment and ensuring the health of the land for future generations. The winery employs organic and biodynamic farming methods, minimizing the use of synthetic chemicals and focusing on natural solutions to pest and disease control.
Lee's personal experiences and connection to the land are evident in the wines produced by Martinelli Winery. Each bottle tells a story of the family's dedication to crafting wines that showcase the unique qualities of the vineyards they tend. From their iconic Pinot Noirs to their luscious Chardonnays, the wines of Martinelli Winery are a testament to the passion and expertise of Lee Martinelli Jr.
Martinelli Winery is owned and operated by Lee Martinelli Jr., a fourth-generation farmer who has dedicated his life to the art of viticulture. His deep connection to the land and his commitment to sustainable farming practices are reflected in the exceptional wines produced by the winery.