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

"This was my favorite winery around this lake. Really good white wine, beautiful surroundings, and the friendliest staff we encountered. Also enjo..."

"From start to finish, a great experience. You walk through the doors to an amazing, breezy view and are then greeted by friendly, fun, personable..."

"We used to stop at almost every winery up and down the road. This time we decided to be more selective. This was one of only six wineries we stop..."

"This is a must stop if you're on Seneca Lake and want to visit a class operation and very good wine at a very reasonable price for tasting ,with ..."