For decades Marietta produced wine by purchasing high quality fruit from local friends and farmers. Some of these meaningful relationships led to the acquisition of some of those same vineyards that we have been working with for years. In the case of Geyserville, our father worked the land and gained the trust of Viola Angeli before she offered he purchase it. The McDowell Vineyard relationship would never have happened if not for a freshly harvested abalone. We’ve always relied on friendships, community and personal connections. The results are in every bottle of Marietta wine.