Martha Stoumen Wines

Women Owned Winery

California, United States

Martha Stoumen Wines

by Martha Stoumen

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Martha Stoumen Wines was founded upon a desire to recapture a farming and winemaking culture that has all but faded away: a culture of patience. After 8 years apprenticing around the world, Martha set out as a self-funded, first generation winemaker to answer the question, “What does California taste like?” You’ll find the answer in every sip. Made from uncommon varieties and unsung regions, Martha Stoumen Wines offers new takes on California classics.

 

 

Martha Stoumen

Martha went to work in the vineyard, olive orchard, and winery of a small farm and learning center in Tuscany after studying traditional agricultural systems and Italian during her undergraduate degree. The majority of her farm work took place in the vineyard rather than the winery, so she entered the world of wine production through the lens of a vintner rather than a typical modern California winemaker who spends very little to no time in the vineyard. 

 

Besides a love of food, and therefore agriculture, Martha was drawn to wine for two reasons: she relishes a tradition in which the master-apprentice relationship is still very much alive and well, and because wine is a product that sets the pace and rhythm of the winemaker’s life, rather than vice-versa. Grape growing and winemaking aligns a vigneronne’s actions with the seasons; she can neither rush the process nor slow it down. After her initial exposure to grape farming and winemaking in Tuscany, Martha began a series of apprenticeships, sandwiched around a Master’s at UC Davis.

 

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Country     United States

Address     6780 McKinley St., #170, Sebastopol, California, 95472, United States

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