2013 marks the 80th Anniversary of the Louis M. Martini Winery located in the heart of Napa Valley. We invite you to raise a glass of our Napa Valley Cabernet and help us celebrate the legacy of this historic winery.
Louis M. Martini emigrates from his native Genoa, Italy, to the United States, where he joins his father in San Francisco.
In San Francisco, Louis makes his first wine alongside his father, who promptly sends Louis back to Italy to study winemaking and hone his craft among the masters.
Louis returns to California, where he makes the first Martini wines at a rented winery in Pleasanton, about 40 miles inland from San Francisco.
Louis forms the L.M. Martini Grape Products Company, a Prohibition-era winery that produces sacramental wine and grape concentrate for home winemaking.
As the end of Prohibition approaches, Louis builds his Louis M. Martini Winery in St. Helena, California, the heart of Napa Valley.
Louis M. Martini Winery becomes one of the first to use temperature-controlled fermentation.
Louis purchases the Goldstein Ranch on the Sonoma side of the Mayacamas Mountains and aptly renames it Monte Rosso, for its red, volcanic soils.
A pioneer in the region, Louis helps establish the Napa Valley Vintners Association to elevate the status of Napa Valley's wines and give vintners a forum to exchange ideas and work collectively to overcome industry obstacles.
Louis' son, Louis P. Martini, is among the first winegrowers to use wind machines to combat frost in the vineyards.
Louis P. Martini takes over the reins as winemaker for the Louis M. Martini Winery.
Louis M. Martini Winery is among the first to bottle Merlot as a varietal wine in California.
Third-generation winemaker Michael Martini takes the reins, carrying on his father's and grandfather's winemaking tradition.
Louis P. Martini is recognized by the American Society of Enology and Viticulture for progress and advancement of viticulture in an outstanding and distinguished manner.
The Louis P. Martini Endowment for Viticulture and Enological Research is established at the University of California, Davis.
The Gallo family, close friends of the Martini family for three generations, purchases the winery and vineyards, marking a new era in the Louis M. Martini Winery.
Louis P. Martini is inducted into the Vintner's Hall of Fame as a "Pioneer," marking a public recognition of the contributions made by this visionary wine industry leader.