Martian Ranch & Vineyard™

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Martian Wine

About Us

Martian Ranch is a biodynamically farmed vineyard fosuced on crafting balanced, site specific wines. 

Nan Helgeland

Martian Ranch & Vineyard is the creation of its proprietor Nan Helgeland. Despite rumors to the contrary, Martian is the blending of the names of her sons, Martin and Ian. Her drive to find the find our plot of land specific to the varietals she wanted to grow, farm biodynamically, and love of nature speak to her vision and uncompromising standards.

 

Our Vineyard: A Martian's-Eye-View

01 Mourvedre, 571* / 1103 P**

02 Mourvedre, 369 / 1103 P

03 Mourvedre, 4 / 1103 P

04 Grenache Noir, 362 / 101-14

05 Grenache Noir - Massal, 101-14

06 Syrah, 99 / 101-14

07 Gamay, 5 /101-14

08 Cabernet Franc, DeRose / 101-14

09 Gamay, 358 / 110R

10 Tempranillo, 3 / 110R

11 Tempranillo, 770 / 101-14

12 Albarino, 1 / 101-14

13 Viognier, 642 / 1103P

14 Syrah - Alban, 101-14

15 Gamay, 3 / 101-14

16 Grenache Blanc, 141 / 101-14

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Martian Vineyards map 01 Mourvedre, 571* / 1103 P** 02 03 Mourvedre, 4 / 1103 P 04 Grenache Noir, 362 / 101-14 05 Grenache Noir - Massal, 101-14 06 Syrah, 99 / 101-14 07 Gamay, 5 /101-14 08 Cabernet Franc, DeRose / 101-14 09 Gamay, 358 / 110R 10 Tempranillo, 3 / 110R 11 Tempranillo, 770 / 101-14 12 Albarino, 1 / 101-14 13 Viognier, 642 / 1103P 14 Syrah - Alban, 101-14 15 Gamay, 3 / 101-14 16 Grenache Blanc, 141 / 101-14

News

  • New Winegrower, Gretchen Voelcker

    06.18.18

    New Winegrower, Gretchen Voelcker

    We are pleased to announce the arrivale of our new Winegrower, Gretchen Voelcker.  Her passion for wines stems from time spent in Europe and a deep connectin to nature.  She has been fortunate enough to work with great wineries in both California as well as New Zealand and brings Martian Ranch her diligence, conviction, and zeal for crafting great wines.  As her title suggests, she is more tham simply a winemaker, but believes wine is made in the vineyard where she spends much time ensuring that the vines are healthy and producing the best fruit possible.  

  • Martian Ranch at Mar Vista Farmers Market

    07.01.15

    Martian Ranch at Mar Vista Farmers Market

    Nan Helgeland and friends-of-the-winery Ted & Diane Dietz have taken Martian Ranch on the road -- to the Mar Vista Farmers Market in Culver City, CA.  Every Sunday, Nan, Ted & Diane pour samples of Martian wines for Farmers Market shoppers, and sell bottles of Martian wines too.  A new law in California this year allows wine tasting and sales at farmers markets (with ABC approval and all paperwork in place), and Martian Ranch is excited to be making new friends at the fabulous Mar Vista Farmers Market.  Stop by for a taste of our wines every Sunday, 8am-2pm.  Cheers!!

  • Hawk Wakawaka Gets a Taste of Red Shift

    09.19.13

    Hawk Wakawaka Gets a Taste of Red Shift

    In a line up of 24 wines, our Red Shift Syrah stands out as "a distinctive, fresh focus wine". Read More

  • SF Chronicle is Euphoric over our Uforic

    08.08.13

    SF Chronicle is Euphoric over our Uforic

    Rated "Wine of the Week" by the SF Chronicle, our 2012 Uforic Albarino was noted as "pitch-perfect for summer, juicy and distinct". We'll drink to that!

  • Martian Scores Style Points with the NY Times

    06.13.13

    Martian Scores Style Points with the NY Times

    "Fresh, refreshing, complex and intriguing" are just a few of the words used to describe our wines in a recent NY Times article. Find out more by clicking here.