The story of Martellotto Wines began in a 17th century trullo, an iconic house in Alberobello (the place of pretty trees) in southern Italy. Uniquely constructed without mortar, topped with slate roofs, and recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, the trullo is the recessed image in the 2006 vintage front labels. Greg Martellotto’s family has been making wine for generations, and his grandfather brought traditional winemaking practices to the U.S. when he immigrated to Ellis Island in 1909. Greg’s unique skill set includes: winemaking experience in California, Italy and Mexico, launching several wine brands, building a successful import/distribution company and developing long-term relationships with growers, winery owners, and clients. Greg’s intention is to make remarkable wines of consequence, consistency, value, and varietal expression. A vineyard first philosophy focuses efforts on farming (including biodynamic and sustainable agriculture) with gentle handling in the winery and minimal intervention. Martellotto wines are allocated, vineyard designated wines that are our pleasure to share.