This is the original vineyard to the farm. Originally planted in 1973 with french american hybrids that were sold to Taylor Wine Company. Over the years most of those have been removed and replanted with vinifera grapes- riesling, chardonnay, pinot noir, pinot gris, lemberger. All that remains of the original plantings are 5 acres of vignoles. The soil on this area of land is primarily Honeoye Silt Loam. Currently there are 25 acres of vineyards on the 125 acre sight, with plans to plant more.
Finger Lakes Teaching & Demonstration Vineyard
Sits on 2.5 acres of the Martini Vineyard land. This vineyard is a partnership between Cornell University, Finger Lakes Community College and Anthony Road Wine Company/Martini Vineyards. It allows Cornell’s Finger Lakes Grape Program the opportunity to organize research projects and demonstrations for grape growers. Students in FLCC’s viticulture and wine technology program are afforded the opportunity to meet learning objectives via a hands-on approach.
Nutt Road Vineyard
This 100 acre parcel sits approximately a mile south west from the winery and planting was started in 2001 for the Robert Young Family of California. The Martini Family purchased the vineyard from the Young’s in 2014. The land was sold in 2017 , and is still managed by Peter Martini and the Martini Vineyard Crew. There are now 60 acres of planted vineyards on this site which includes pinot gris, riesling, gewürztraminer, lemberger, merlot, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and cabernet franc. This soil is primarily Honeoye Silt Loam with some Lansing-Danley Silt Loam.
All of our vineyards are managed by Peter Martini, using Vine Balance, New York state’s sustainable viticulture program. We machine harvest most of the crop, hand picking is done in the Vignoles and Pinot Noir. We typically sell about 50% of the crop to outside wineries, the rest is used for Anthony Road Wine Company production.
The location of the vineyards in close proximity to Seneca Lake lends itself to a favorable microclimate for grape growing. Cooling in the summer and a few degrees above average temperatures during the winter.