Matt Iaconis

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Matt's Wines

Out of stock - more coming soon. In the meantime try Cause & Effect Pinot Gris 2017

Out of stock - more coming soon. In the meantime try F. Stephen Millier Angels Reserve Lodi Chardonnay 2017

Rocket-scientist turned winemaker whose career is set for the stars...

    • This rocket scientist was studying to be an astronaut before he decided wine was even cooler than space. So he dropped aeronautics and picked up a degree in winemaking.
    • He dropped conventional distribution just as quickly! When he saw the power and support of Angels, he immediately signed up, eager to create better wines at better prices.
    • Angel funding is allowing this hugely talented and driven individual to apply all his attention to making the best wine possible.

Matt's Story

I originally went to UC Davis to play football and study Aeronautical Engineering. While there, somebody suggested I take Introduction to Winemaking as an elective. The rest is history. It was the first final I ever wanted to study for so it was a no-brainer. Making wine is so much fun. Following each step and watching the wine progress is really what makes my brain click.

When I make wine, I like to stay simple. So many wineries and winemakers these days get too caught up in optical-this and additive-that; keeping it simple is the easiest way to make a great wine. Wine is not meant to be a recipe where you throw a laundry list of ingredients in to make a product; it's meant to be a natural process in which we intervene only when necessary. I guess I am a bit old school.

That said, you can definitely take the non-intervention too far. I once saw a winery where they had to fish a dozen dead frogs out of an open top fermenter. The poor little guys took the final plunge into a vat of fermenting wine. 

 

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