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A brief history

Winemaking, for us, is a natural extension of farming. We have both worked for many years in the sustainable agriculture and local food movement, and in 2003 we started Matthiasson Wines based on those values. Our wines are classical expressions of different grape varieties, some well-known like Chardonnay and Cabernet sauvignon, and some rare like Ribolla gialla and Refosco. The wines are refreshing, complement food, and are moderate in alcohol.
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3175 Dry Creek Rd
United States, California


Meet The Team

  • Steve Matthiasson

    Steve Matthiasson is the owner/farmer/winemaker of Matthiasson Wines, founded in 2003. He
    makes a number of different restrained and classically balanced wines from both common and
    uncommon varieties. He has been named Winemaker of the Year by both Food and Wine
    Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle, and been nominated six times for the James Beard
    Award. Steve is a co-author of the California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing. He has provided
    consulting since 1995 to many vineyards including Araujo, Dalla Valle, Spottswoode, David
    Arthur, Chappellet, Two Wolves, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, and others. Along with his wife Jill,
    Steve farms his own family vineyards and tree fruit orchards in the Napa Valley.
    Steve received his BA from Whittier College in 1991 and his MS from UC Davis in 1996. He is a
    licensed Pest Control Advisor, and has been a member of the review committee for the American
    Vineyard Foundation, a Director of the Napa County Farm Bureau, a Board Member of the
    Applied Ecologists Foundation, the past President of the Association of Applied Integrated Pest
    Management Ecologists, and past Chair of the Viticulture Committee for the California Enological
    Research Association. He is the Co-Chair of the 280 Project, a pathway for BIPOC people into
    the wine business.

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