Martian Ranch & Vineyard™

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Our Task Force

Whether it’s blowing up a bridge behind eneny lines or coaxing a vineyard to its full potential and absolute fruition, no one does it alone.  Here at Martian we are teamed with allies from three different nations including France, Austria and California.  Ours is a Joint Task Force which is defined as one established on a geographical area (Los Alamos) when the mission has a specific objective (to make the finest wines the land and vines will yield) and in which those involved come from different service branches.

Martian Associates

  • Larry Finkle

    Larry brings a wealth of expertise to the vineyard management practices at Martian Ranch.  His focus is exclusively on Santa Barbara County, and as a result, he is intimately familiar with the unique macroclimates and soils in the Santa Ynez and Los Alamos valleys.  His crew (including Sal, Fernando & Moises) work year-round at the ranch, from pruning to harvest and beyond.

  • Philippe Armenier - Winemaker, Biodynamic Consultant

    Philippe Armenier is originally from Provence, France where his family owned Domaine Marcoux in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.  Immersed in the biodynamic farming principles set forth nearly a century ago by Rudolf Steiner, Philippe came to California in 2000, bringing his biodynamic farming expertise to West Coast vineyards.

    Philippe is Winemaker at Martian Ranch, as well as consulting with more than 30 vineyards across California, Oregon and Washington throughout the course of the year on their biodynamic farming programs.

  • Fabian Geyrhalter - Label, Website & Martian Design

    Born in Vienna, Austria, Fabian Geyrhalter is the founder, principal and creative director of Los Angeles based Geyrhalter Wine Group. Despite winning numerous international awards for his design work and teaching at the Art Center College of Design, he also found time to take this photograph.

    To see more of his photography or to simply revel in the many facets of this amazing man, visit his website.

  • Revel Wines

    Revel Wines connects artisan wines with the people who love to drink them. They specialize in working with proprietors who practice natural, organic or biodynamic practices in their vineyards. Revel Wine has a passion for wines made with honesty that highlight terroir and lead us to consider the place where the grapes are grown.  Contact Matthew Plympton in Northern California: matthew@revelwine.biz and Tom Hunter in Southern California: tom@revelwine.biz to purchase Martian Ranch & Vineyard wines for restaurant/retail accounts.