Many Hands - Ann and John Martini

Ann and John Martini
Winery Owners

Ann grew up in Rochester, New York and the New York City suburbs of New Jersey; John grew up in the same New Jersey suburbs. After working in teaching (Ann) and Peace Corps and business (John), they moved to Yates County in 1973 to grow grapes and raise their family on 100 acres overlooking Seneca Lake. Ann managed the vineyard and raised the children, while John worked for Cornell University at the Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York. The grapes from their vineyards were first sold to the Taylor Wine Company and eventually to wineries across New York State.

In 1990, Ann and John Martini opened Anthony Road Wine Company with wines made from the 1989 crop. The first building was a renovated farm shop and the equipment was at best an eclectic collection of used and borrowed tanks and pumps and an old apple press. Their children, Peter, Sarah, Maeve and Elizabeth, have been involved in the vineyard and winery throughout their growing years and beyond. Peter, is the vineyard manager at Martini Vineyards. The joy of growing grapes and producing fine wines still motivates and excites the Martini family - more than a quarter-century after the first vines took root.

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Customer Testimonials

"Had an awesome trip to this winery. The staff was awesome. The young man who helped us with the tasting made it a riot! "This next wine I know yo..."

"Anthony Road provides a very nice setting for wine tasting. The fellow manning the bar was very attentive and knowledgeable. We bought several bo..."

"Friendly and extremely knowledgeable staff and the location is beautiful. The Gewurztraminer is absolutely delicious! We just had to get a bottle..."

"The guy pouring our tastings was hilarious. He had a one liner for everything and everyone. He was funny but also knew his wines, which were good..."