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The Wine Road provides the Wine, When and Where of Northern Sonoma to locals and visitors with tips and news on events, wineries, restaurants, outdoor activities, and places to stay.

Hosts Marcy Gordon and Beth Costa share their insider stories about the places to check out when you're exploring along the Wine Road.

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Oct 7, 2021

Wine Road Podcast Episode 135
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery

Episode 135 | Christine Burton—Martorana Family Winery

Christine Burton Hospitality and Sales Manager at Martorana Winery in Dry Creek Valley. We chat with Christine about her day-to-day activities, the history of the winery and what to expect when you visit the winery.

Wine of the Day – 2018 Martorana Mozzafiato Red Blend, Dry Creek Valley

Wine Item of the Day – Wine2Go Collapsible wine bottle.

Podcast Sponsor – Ron Rubin Winery


0:54 Wine of the day Red blend Mozzafiato Red Blend --–mozzafiato translated means “to take your breath away” The Blend is comprised of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petite Syrah, 15% Merlot.

2:09 Hidden gem out on West Dry Creek Valley on the actual creek. Beautiful grounds for picnics, buy a bottle and hang out or come play bocce. Relaxing spot and dog (and kid) friendly too!

5:08 How Christine got started in the wine business. It’s a family affair pitching in on all aspects of the winery.

7:00 Wines in the Martorana portfolio and the tasting room experience in the wine cave! One of the few wine caves in the area. Christine’s office in in the cave too.

9:20 Christine’s favorite spots in wine country to send guests.

12:09 History of the winery. Martorana Family had the vineyards for over 30 years selling fruit and then started to make wine 12 years ago. Now doing Olive oil production too. In addition to grapes also have pear trees on the property.

16:00 Item of the Day—the Wine2Go collapsible wine bottle. (Marcy tells a smuggling story!)

18:00 Check out Wine Road on FaceBook and Instagram at Wine Road Podcast.

19:39 Wine and Food Affair November 5, 6, & 7 – visit for tickets and details. Tickets ARE LIMITED!

20:00 SPECIAL OFFER-- In the month of October mention the podcast at Martorana and get a 2 for 1 wine tasting. Contact Christine at: or call 707-433-1909 for reservations.


Martorana Family Winery --

Christine’s Dining Recommendations:

Campo Fina

Willi’s Seafood


Barn Diva


Podcast Sponsor: Ron Rubin Winery --

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