D. Marioni Wines
notes from the producer:
In 2016 Dan went to the Coturri Winery to see what harvest was all about and never left. The philosophy from that point on has always been the same and it follows in the “Coturri Way” - nothing added and nothing taken away. Starting in 2019 Dan has taken over as the winemaker and operator of the Sonoma Mtn Winery label and launched experimental projects like SWAMPTHING and more soon to follow. Dan graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in mechanical engineering and worked at Tesla for about 5 years before discovering winemaking. Sonoma has been his family’s roots for four generations. He also received a bachelors in natural wine from Ruby Wine in San Francisco, where he continues to frequent whenever possible.
The philosophy that guides our winemaking is simple: farming first, just grapes. All our farming practices are sustainable. The only additions we make in the vineyard are organic compost and light sulfuring (as needed); we never use chemicals or pesticides. Following this philosophy into the cellar, the wines see no additions, fining, filtering or sulfites added. The results are true, classic, terroir-driven wines from California. We are also focused on regenerating the vineyards we acquire, transitioning them from neglected, conventionally farmed sites to sustainable, diverse spaces. The farms we work with are located on Sobre Vista Road in the Sonoma Mountain AVA.
Our approach to farming follows the tenant that more in the vineyard means less in the cellar. Our mission is to prove that hand farmed, intentional and sustainable farming practices lead to the highest quality wines. All our practices are organic and we are always striving to minimize sulfur applications and irrigation. We want to build diverse vineyard space in Sonoma, free of chemicals and pesticides. All pruning, picking, leading, suckering and tasting is done manually. All of our vineyards are located within a quarter mile of one another in Sonoma.
Niccolo Arturo Coturri, son of Tony Coturri, founded the Sonoma Mtn Winery label in 2009 at the historic Coturri Winery perched above Glen Ellen in the Valley of the Moon. The goal of Sonoma Mtn Winery was to carry on the torch of the 40-plus-year winemaking tradition started by the Coturri family in Glen Ellen. Tony Coturri learned to make wine from his father, Harry “Red” Coturri, who in turn learned from his father Enrico, who immigrated to California from Franeta, Italy in 1901. The Coturris are custodians of the winemaking traditions established by their forebears and they continue to remain true to the traditional methods their predecessors practiced. As a collaborator with the Coturris, Dan too works to uphold a noble, traditional winemaking practice. In 2019, Dan Marioni took over as owner and winemaker of Sonoma Mtn. Winery.”
The Quick Facts
Vineyards Farmed: Merlot, Chardonnay, Syrah and Pinot - 15 acres total
Vineyard Location: Sonoma Mountain AVA, Sobre Vista Rd.
Total Production: 2500 cases
Delivery is free within the Columbus, Ohio metro area with a minumum order of $75. We do deliveries TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS, and will contact you via text message the day of your delivery to arrange drop-off. ID showing age 21 or older will be checked at time of delivery.
IN-STORE PICK-UP INFO
Same-day curbside pick-up is available every day that we are open. Order at least 2 hours before closing time to ensure same-day pick-up. If you would like to order curbside closer to closing time, please do so by phone.