Monte Rosso Vineyard was established by Emmanuel Goldstein alongside his business partner Samuel Dryfus in the early 1880’s with vines going into the ground in 1886. Approximately seventy five acres were planted to Zinfandel, Burger, Muscat, and Semillon. The vineyard was known as Goldstein Ranch during this era and the fruit was highly sought after for its high-quality and distinct flavor profile. Louis M. Martini was purchasing fruit at the time that he established his winery in Napa in 1933 and purchased the vineyard in 1938, thus renaming the vineyard to Monte Rosso, meaning “The Mountain of Red Earth.”
Perched in the Mayacamas Mountains, 1000 feet above the Sonoma Valley, this site impresses year after year with 2021 being our inaugural vintage. Reddish volcanic soils filled with rock and iron speak clearly to its sense of place. The Cabernet Sauvignon that we source from this vineyard was planted in 2016, and its elevation, and unusual soil, make this vineyard something special.