The Rivero-González family, one of the most renowned Mexican wine producers in Parras, Coahuila, has agreed to purchase Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead, N.Y., one of Long Island’s finest vineyards.
The Rivero-González family has 15 years experience in the Mexican wine industry and is excited about this acquisition, which will help the members of this family expand their interests beyond Mexico. Likewise, the Rivero's are willing to work with the local community in order to encourage and enhance the legacy of the former owners of Martha Clara Winery in a successful way.
The North Fork of Long Island American Viticultural Area region is located in Suffolk County and is governed under the State of New York.
Martha Clara Vineyards, found within this region, is one of Long Island's finest vineyards, where the science of winemaking itself is of utmost importance.
Soil & Terroir
Long Island is home to some of the best grape growing conditions in the world.
Martha Clara Vineyards is a 200-acre property located in a privileged area in the world to grow vines. Thanks to its coastal location, ocean breezes help to moderate temperatures at any time of the year. Winter temperatures are significantly milder than most of the state of NY, the coldest month is January with average temperatures of 30°f to 35°f and the warmest month is July with average temperatures of 70°f to 80°f.
The first vine in Martha Clara Vineyards was planted in 1996 and currently the vineyard area is composed by 87 acres, divided in 14 different grape varieties.
Whites: Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier.
Reds: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir and Syrah.
At Martha Clara Vineyards, wine is mostly made in the vineyard.
A hard-working team of vineyard personnel results in high quality grapes, and therefore competitive wines. Grapes are not harvested until they are at their optimal ripeness in order to extract the best possible expression from them.
Most of our wines are made from a single varietal, allowing the consumer to compare and choose their favorite wines.