Top Santa Barbara County Wines from Martellotto Winery Now Available in Texas

Top Santa Barbara County Wines from Martellotto Winery Now Available in Texas

Available in Texas for the first time, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara County AVA Martellotto Winery announces exclusive deal with Goody Goody Liquors Inc.

Martellotto Winery is a producer of high-quality fine wines located in Buellton, CA. This Santa Barbara County winery focuses on Bordeaux-style wines. The grapes are grown in the newest and smallest AVA, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara County. Martellotto also crafts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the signature grapes of the region from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA.

“We have long wanted to share our wines in the dynamic Texas wine market,” says owner Greg Martellotto. “We applaud Goody Goody for expanding choice for Texas consumers. They can now enjoy the excellent wines of Santa Barbara County.”

Martellotto Winery delights consumers with expertly crafted, highly distinctive wines. Santa Barbara County is well-known for its delicious Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. However, Happy Canyon has the ideal conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc.

Wine aficionados in California savor wines from Happy Canyon. With near perfect geography, it is a rising star in the vast California wine galaxy. This small AVA has very few producing wineries and only a handful of vineyards. 

“Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara is unique in the county,” continues Greg. “The vineyards are located on west-facing, high slopes. The fruit develops qualities that compete with the best of Napa at a more affordable price point.”

Martellotto’s star is also rising. Some recent Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara County award-winning wines include “La Bomba” Cabernet Sauvignon and Riserva “Il Capoccia” red blend. With fresh 90+ ratings, and several Gold Medal recognitions at competitive blind wine competitions, these wines deliver exceedingly more than the price indicates.

Now, Texas wine drinkers can taste the magic of Martellotto Winery and Happy Canyon. Goody Goody will carry the following wines beginning 1/01/2020.

Goody Goody Liquors, founded in 1964, is the number one volume liquor store chain in Dallas. It operates 27 retail stores in the Dallas, Houston, and Longview regions. Its six wholesale locations service between 600 and 700 hotels and restaurants.

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

https://martellotto.com/

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/