Some people’s lives are singularly focused. They seem to have been born to do something particular. The kid who took apart watches at five becomes an engineer at 25. What will you be has an easy answer. Instead, Greg Martellotto has led a multifocal life. From age 5 to 22, he played soccer and expected to be a pro. At 19 he ran a house painting company and turned it into a franchise. At 20, he attended Stanford University on a soccer scholarship but studied biology with the thought of going to medical school. After graduation with a bachelor’s degree and the end of soccer dreams, he took off for three years and traveled to 55 countries. When Greg returned, his wine business took shape, made out of threads from his past, a love for cooking and wine, for entertaining friends. His business, too, is multi dimensional and includes an uncommon range of activities for a small company, from winemaking and viticulture to importing wines and distributing them. Each of his wines has a different story, a different label, a different genesis. If what you read here suggests a frenetic, fast talking persona, you’d be wrong. Greg Martellotto is calmly thoughtful and at 40 is still the athlete that he has always been. Only now, he has a yoga teaching certificate. According to photos, he stands on his head with ease, but also bends to plant grape vines in dirt. He shares a growing consensus among leading younger winemakers that vineyards should be farmed sustainably without an overdose of agricultural chemicals and that wine should be “naturally made and honest, not adulterated.”Read More
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