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The current glitz and glamour associated with the wines of Napa Valley were built on the foundations from an agrarian past. Steve and Jill Klein Matthiasson, with their agricultural background, run their namesake Napa winery and are the modern-day embodiment of this history. The winery, founded in 2003, is one of the few understated, under the radar places to visit in Napa.
Steve has always had a love of farming. After earning his degree in Philosophy, he moved to San Francisco and joined a community garden program. He decided to pursue his passion and went on to earn a master’s degree in Viticulture and Pest Management. In 2002, he and his wife Jill, moved to Napa and started a vineyard consulting business. The relationships they developed and their accumulated experience with vineyards in the area have been key to sourcing high quality grapes for their own winery production. The duo adheres to the philosophy that “winemaking for us is a natural extension of farming, and most of our grapes come from the seven vineyards that we farm in Napa and Sonoma.”
It did not take very long for the Matthiassons to become as well-known for their wine making skills as for their farming skills. Both Food & Wine Magazine and Jon Bonné of the San Francisco Chronicle have anointed Steve Matthiasson “Winemaker of the Year” in addition to being lauded as a James Beard Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional Semi-Finalist in 2019.
Steve will present a flight of his current releases, exploring classical expressions of different grape varieties.
The Matthiasson flight will include the wines below:
2022 Matthiasson Rosé, California Retail: $31.50
2021 Matthiasson Linda Vista Vineyard Chardonnay, Napa Valley Retail: $41.00
2021 Matthiasson Pinot Meunier, Napa Valley Retail: $58
2020 Matthiasson Schioppettino, Napa Valley Retail: $62
2019 Matthiasson Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Retail: $88