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A big part of the rich American history was the prohibition era yet nowadays this country is one of the biggest wine producing countries in the world.  Martella’s creates the patriotic American flag and showcases the red, white, and blue in a proud and elegant manner.  Each piece is hand crafted while highlighting the barrel staves; the curvature of the stave beautifully showcases the original wood grain that make each piece unique.  The flags have a rustic charm yet the bold color and wine barrel features bring the flag into perfect harmony. 

Select a style that fits your family or foundation.  

Family, national heritage, and ancestry are values found prominent in every household.  We are proud of who we are, what we stand for, where we have come from, and what we have been through. A flag represents just that- pride, love, family, heritage. What better way to show family, national heritage, and pride in your ancestors than hanging your country’s flag in your home?  Not just any flag, but a Martella's flag that meets the high-class decor expectations of today and is a flag like no other. A flag that will earn turn heads with its patented design and a flag that will create a conversation in every home, office, or wall on which it hangs.

Even though the Martellas love to see customers hang their own country flag, there is nothing more important to us than family and friends.  Martella’s would like to embrace the meaning of family and friends by making homes warm and cozy with their stand our wall décor.  Our patented design compliments any house as our finished works of art welcome people into your home. 

The following essay was written by a 12-year boy:

What is patriotism to me? By definition, patriotism means vigorous support for one's country, but I do not think that is the only thing that it means. I think one of the possible definitions is sacrifice. Our armed forces and their families have to sacrifice many things like time with family, parents, and children. Some children go years on end waiting for their parents to come back from overseas and, I guarantee, the parents feel the exact same way. Some kids are scared that their parents will not come home at all. People in the armed forces quietly suffer and sacrifice a great deal, often without the rest of the world knowing or understanding.

Patriotism also means not dishonoring, but instead praising and being thankful for, all the work that has been put in to make this beautiful country.  This includes freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom from racism. When people commemorate the fallen and congratulate living soldiers, it only touches the surface of the issue. "Soul-Diers" is what soldier sounds like when you sound it out. They give their life, and dedicate in many ways their soul, for their cause and country. People should realize that their country was not only hard to make but also difficult to maintain.  They should understand that the world does not just revolve around themselves, that there are greater causes around them than just themselves, and realize that many people suffered to make this country.

Finally, patriotism has the word patriot inside it, patriot meaning a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors. A patriot is any man, woman, or child who is prepared to defend their country. I personally think that patriotism is the best thing a country can have, citizens who love their country to such ends they would lay down their life to save it. What is patriotism to me? Well, to me, it is a genuine love for, caring, and understanding of their country, and a willingness to sacrifice for, be appreciative of, and thankful for our great nation.

All custom artwork is handcrafted and painted by Monte Martella on Napa or Livermore reclaimed oak wine barrels.  He does the work entirely out of his home so he can work with his family and teach his children the love for art.  Monte hand selects each stave and sands it down before he constructs the canvas of his patented wall hang design.  Some of his favorite pieces include a business logo where he can showcase the rustic flare of the reclaimed wood with his style of painting.  Each piece is sealed with a clear coat to help preserve and protect the paintings, but it also helps to reveal the elegant wood grain found on oak wine barrels.   

Martella’s Custom Wine Barrel Art, LLC is a company that is always looking for ways to give back.  So many men and women put their lives on the line each day, and it's a blessing we can help out. 

A portion of all the service flag sales- flags representing law enforcement, breast cancer awareness, and firefighting services, etc.- will be donated to the cause being supported.  Monte Martella stated, “We were blessed with this business and the ability to support different organizations and it warms our hearts to support the people striving to make our world a better place for us all.  We appreciate the service these men and women give to our communities each day and this is the our way we can support them.”

Rest in peace my friend.....

There is nothing more special than someone's BIG DAY, and anniversary!!  I remember my wedding day.  It didn't start out so "smooth."  The night before our big day I was sent home early from the bars by my best man.  Lets just say nerves got me.  My wife caught wind of my little episodes at the bar, and thought I was sent home on our BIG DAY!!  She was not happy with me, but once she saw me in front of our family and friends she quickly realized I was fine and ready to enjoy one of the most special days in our lives together.  

Martellas wedding and anniversary collection provides a stand out gift and/or guestbook book to preserve those special memories for a life time.  

We LOVE our wall art, but also LOVE that you can turn any wall hang into a functional coat rack.  Choose a listing you LOVE, or customize yours with your cities silhouette or favorite quote.  Be creative with a design you love, or let us design one for you.  The possibilities are endless. We would LOVE to here from you.  

Express your Grace, Love, and Faith with Martellas Custom Wine Barrel Wall Art.  Each piece is carefully crafted and painted by Monte Martella.  Personalize your own by clicking on the custom order link, or select a listing you love.