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Martellotto Winery Guided by Corporate Social Responsibility

Martellotto Winery Guided by Corporate Social Responsibility

Wine lovers, are you socially conscious? Do you prioritize spending money with companies that promote corporate social responsibility (CSR)?  Consider Martellotto Winery.

According to University of Washington Center for Leadership & Social Responsibility, CSR is “a process with the aim to embrace responsibility for the company's actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders . . .”

For example, almost 90% of consumers prefer to buy from a company that supports an issue they believe in. 

About 75% won’t buy from a company if they disagree with the company’s position on an issue. (Research from Cone Communications.)

Companies focused on giving back to their local communities in positive ways have more success. Consumers impressions of a company’s social commitment translate into purchases and loyalty.

Martellotto Winery is Committed to Community

Martellotto Winery is Committed to Community

Greg Martellotto is raising the bar in the wine industry. A respected winemaker, he is passionately committed to the health of wine drinkers. He promotes drinking wines with reduced sugars and chemicals

Through donations of money, products, services and time, Greg gives back and helps improve his local community of San Diego. 

A couple of his favorite projects include PEERS Network and the San Diego Zoo.

PEERS Network

PEERS Network is a professional nonprofit founded in 2009 by local entrepreneurs with the goal of giving back to the San Diego Community. 

P:    Inspire Philanthropic passion
E:    Enabling Entrepreneurship
E:    Provide education for members that aligns our membership and enriches our community
R:    Enhance the Relationships of members and their families
S:    Drive intimate and engaging Social interaction

Their mission is to build networks of local entrepreneurs to foster philanthropy, business growth and social interaction. 

They do so through three pillars: 

  • Peer to Peer Mentoring 
  • Funding Local Charities 
  • Aspiring Philanthropist Program

Greg recently helped sponsor the PEERS Network Gala 2019 Casino Royale Benefiting Humble Design San Diego, Sept. 21, 2019. This gala was in support of PEERS network primary local charity, Humble Design San Diego

Humble Design is a nonprofit that works to provide dignity to families and veterans emerging from homelessness. They transform an empty house or apartment into a home to change a family's future. 

San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy

On Saturday, Sept. 21, Greg’s Martellotto Winery participated with many of Southern California’s finest wineries and breweries in a fundraiser to benefit wildlife. 

San Diego Zoo’s Food Wine and Brew Celebration featured, beer, wine, tasty bites, animals and live music. Proceeds supported the Global Wildlife Conservancy.

The San Diego Zoo's Global Wildlife Conservancy is a nonprofit organization committed to saving species worldwide and leading the fight to end extinction.

Martellotto Winery sponsors Santa Barbara Wild

Martellotto Winery is Committed to Great Wine and Great Communities

Most of the California wine industry supports philanthropic causes and Greg is no exception.

He feels fortunate to live in such a bountiful state as California. His passion of making great wine is only surpassed by sharing it with wine lovers around the country.

As part of such a giving industry and the strong local communities supporting it, Greg believes in continuing the philanthropic tradition.

The Fifth Annual Santa Barbara WILD!

Martellotto Winery will be a sponsor of the upcoming Fifth Annual Santa Barbara WILD! 

Benefitting the Los Padres Forest Watch, it will take place on Sunday, October 20, 2019, from 3:00 to 6:30 pm. The location is The Garden Street Academy Playing Fields, 2300 Garden Street in Santa Barbara.

Being an avid outdoorsman, Greg is committed to protecting local forests, wildlife, wilderness and waterways so Santa Barbara WILD! is a natural fit.

Attendees will enjoy appetizers and dinner made from local ingredients, as well as local wines and craft beer. Also on tap will be live music, auctions, and a wine cellar raffle, all in an environment of fun, friendship, community, and conservation.

Martellotto Winery also supports the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and Home Start, Inc., a non-profit child abuse prevention and treatment agency,

Martellotto Winery owner Greg Martellotto believes in corporate social responsibility

ABOUT Greg Martellotto 

Greg owns Martellotto Winery in Buellton, where he produces award-winning Bordeaux varietals from Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA.

He also has a wine import company, One Vine Wines, which offers specialty wines to hotels, restaurants, grocery and major online retailers. 

Big Hammer Wines is his direct delivery online retail store.  Consumers can find a wide range of wines including low-sugar wines, in-demand top-quality wines, and a curated selection of wines from around the world.

Greg has been invested in the wine business since 2005, but he is also an active outdoorsman. He enjoys triathlons, hiking, skiing and scuba diving, as well as volunteering his time, money and wines giving back to his local community.

Martellotto Winery Happy Canyon Wines Featured at Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley

Martellotto Winery Happy Canyon Wines Featured at Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley

Join Santa Barbara County Martellotto Winery for Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley in October.  Two special events Friday, October 18, will feature wines from Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara appellation and include wines from Santa Ynez Valley AVA. 

Deep Dive on Wines from the Happy Canyon and Santa Ynez Valley AVA

Time: Friday, October 18, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Carriage House in Santa Ynez Historical Museum, 3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez

The Grand Tasting in the museum courtyard is included with this ticket.

Santa Barbara County Martellotto Winery pours at Taste of Santa Ynez Valley

Grand Tasting of Wines from the Appellation Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley

Time: Friday, October 18, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Carriage House in Santa Ynez Historical Museum, 3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez

“I am so excited that Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley will give visitors the opportunity to learn about wines from Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara. Many people aren’t familiar with this AVA because it is so new, but it is such an exciting appellation for wine lovers to explore,” says Greg Martellotto. “Santa Barbara County typically produces cooler climate grapes like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Happy Canyon produces great Bordeaux varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon.”

During the Deep Dive event, Matt Kettmann and a panel of experts will discuss why Happy Canyon and Santa Ynez AVAs produce such exciting wines. Matt is the Editor for Wine Enthusiast Magazine and The Independent. 

Happy Canyon sits at the eastern edge of the Santa Barbara County wine region where temperatures are higher. The wide swing of temperatures between day and night allows Happy Canyon to produce Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc that outshine better known wine regions. Wines from here are delicious yet under-rated.

The Grand Tasting takes a different approach with a “Walk-About” Tasting. During this event visitors will learn about the wines and producers from Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez appellations. 

In Happy Canyon Bordeaux varietals grow extremely well. Wines from here rival those from more famous California wine regions. Learn about the Bordeaux varietals from this special AVA: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot.

Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley - Events

 Martellotto Winery invites you to try the wines from Happy Canyon during Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley.  Experience the Santa Barbara Wine Country difference.

Santa Barbara County Winery

About Martellotto Winery

Set deep in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country, Martellotto Winery makes handcrafted, beautiful and exciting wines using selected grapes from across California’s Central Coast. American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) include Happy Canyon AVA, Sta. Rita Hills AVA, Santa Ynez Valley AVA, and Santa Maria Valley AVA. Owner and winemaker, Greg Martellotto, specializes in Bordeaux varietals. Martellotto Winery is one of the few wineries producing single varietal wines of all five of the noble Bordeaux grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec.


Contact:

Greg Martellotto, Owner            

Martellotto Winery

100 Los Padres Way #7

Buellton, CA  93427

(619) 567-9244

https://martellotto.com/

Martellotto Winery Newly Released: NV Martellotto Semi-Secco Bianco Vermouth

Martellotto Winery Newly Released: NV Martellotto Semi-Secco Bianco Vermouth

Martellotto Winery, in Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara County, releases a new NV Martellotto Semi-Secco Bianco Vermouth. Not every winery offers something so unique. This ideal aperitif wine awakens your senses just as the Brazilian-commissioned label dazzles your eye with the beautiful floral design. 

“This is my second release of this wine,” says Greg Martellotto. “My first foray into the growing Vermouth category was in 2018. The base wine of both is a late harvest Sauvignon Blanc from Happy Canyon and Chardonnay from a single vineyard in Santa Maria. Then I add a proprietary blend of botanicals in high-proof grape distilled spirit. It’s really refreshing and delicious.”

Vermouth is defined as a red or white fortified wine infused with aromatic botanicals. Popular in France, Spain and Italy, it is also used in cocktails. Not well-known in the U.S. as an aperitif or digestif, mixologists use it primarily as a cocktail mixer, especially in Martinis.

NV Martellotto Semi-Secco Bianco Vermouth second release

Martellotto’s vermouth has no added sugar, includes over 20 botanical ingredients and features mandarin peel as an additional flavor and aroma component. The alcohol is 19%. Refrigerate up to 3 months after opening.

The wine is Semi-Secco which means half-dry. Since Vermouth ranges from dry to sweet, this one sits in the middle of the range. 

Aromas express toasted bitter almond, sherry-like flor, vanilla, a touch of sweetness, and candied mandarin orange peel. The flavor on the palate is refreshing with a hint of vanilla, some nuttiness, a subtle bitterness, with a viscous mouthfeel.

Serving suggestions include:

    • Over ice
    • Over ice with tonic or soda water and a twist (lemon or lime)
    • Mixed in cocktails in place of any other vermouth
    • Paired with nuts, olives, dried cheeses or fresh seafood
    • Savored at sunset (it’s the perfect little sunset drink)

NV Martellotto Semi-Secco Bianco Vermouth pairs with most anything. If you taste it, you will want to drink it. 

“Americans are just beginning to appreciate the joys of vermouth,” Greg adds. “Enjoy (it) with John Coltrane performing "My Favorite Things." At sunset!

Martellotto Winery Santa Barbara County Happy Canyon AVA

About Martellotto Winery

Set deep in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country, Martellotto Winery makes handcrafted, beautiful and exciting wines using selected grapes from across California’s Central Coast. American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) include Happy Canyon AVA, Sta. Rita Hills AVA, Santa Ynez Valley AVA, and Santa Maria Valley AVA. Owner and winemaker, Greg Martellotto, specializes in Bordeaux varietals. Martellotto Winery is one of the few wineries producing single varietal wines of all five of the noble Bordeaux grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec.


Contact:


Greg Martellotto, Owner            

Martellotto Winery

100 Los Padres Way #7

Buellton, CA  93427

(619) 567-9244

https://martellotto.com/