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Louis M. Martini Winery

254 St. Helena Hwy. South
St. Helena, CA 94574

Tasting:   Open daily 10 to - 5 pm
Six tasting programs
10% case discount
  Scheduled Tours
Tours by appointment at 11am and 2pm
Price Range:   $17 to $125 per bottle
Established:   1933
  300,000 cases

Louis M. Martini Winery Description

The first Martini wines were made in San Francisco in the early 1900s by the young Louis Martini and his Italian-emigrant father. During Prohibition the family ran the L. M. Martini Grape Products Company, making sacramental wine and grape concentrates. In 1933, in anticipation of the end of Prohibition, a new winery was constructed in St. Helena. For the next 69 years, the Martini family owned and operated the winery and helped build the California wine industry.

In 2002 the Gallo winemaking family purchased the winery and vineyards, but the winemaker and the winery director are the grandchildren of the winery’s founder.

Cabernet Sauvignon has been the flagship wine at Louis Martini for decades and continues to be the main attraction, though plenty of other choices are produced. These include Chardonnay, Merlot, Meritage, Syrah, Malbec, Zinfandel, Moscato Amabile and Port. There are six tasting options to choose from, ranging from the Cabernet Appellations to the Taste of Monte Rosso flight which features limited production wines from the Martini's flagship vineyard.

The tasting room itself is set in front of the winery operation in a long, low-slung building with an arbor-covered walkway and modern attractive landscaping. Inside there are skylights made from wine barrels, a wine accessory gift shop, and two sleek tasting counters complete with bar chairs. Tours are available, including a VIP tour that includes visiting their underground cellars. There is a large patio with tables, umbrellas and chairs under mature sycamore trees just off the tasting room.

Louis M. Martini Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Historic Features
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Picnic Sites
Wine Caves
Event Space
Gift Shop
Tours - Regularly Scheduled
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Louis M. Martini Winery Reviews

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Reds are us
There reds were very good, they also have a nice port its worth trying (and buying) the winery is good, the people were helpful and friendly.

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Love this place!
melika0, Scottsdale
I've done tastings here the last 2 times I was in Napa and love it! The best part is if they take you in the basement for the reserve wine, bread sticks & Prosciutto. The staff is friendly and the wine is great!

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Mr. Gordon Castro
FlashG83, San Jose
The Tasting room is open and the atmosphere is friendly and inviting. The tour of the basement is a must and you just need to ask to be invited. Staff are all very knowledgeable and friendly and can answer any questions pertaining to the wines or the winery. Our favorite is the Gnarly Vine Zinfandel from the Monte Rosso area and the 2006 Malbec is very smooth and very good from beginning to end. We also serve the Sonoma Cabernet as an every day table wine. We highly recommend visiting this tasting room it is often overlooked by the tourists who look for the more familiar wineries but once you visit you will return.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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