"Matthiasson is a family-owned and sustainability-focused winery that got there the classic Californian way, they are farmers that became winemakers. They make some classic wines, but if you explore their catalog you can sometimes find some interesting grape varietals not normally seen in America. They have a huge passion for sustainable agriculture which translates quite well into their minimal interventionist methods and the wine itself. Their Cabernet is a bit more of an old-world style with only 13% alcohol, so grab it and see how different it is than a new world Napa Cab!"
"Steve and Jill Matthiasson walk the walk of true leaders in the sustainable agriculture movement. Not only are they wildly talented and smart, they are generous and kind with their time and knowledge- these are the kind of people I love to support. Many of us *cough, me, cough* may think of Napa Valley wines as being heavy, jammy, often over-everything: extraction, alcohol, oak. Mattiasson wines have changed the way I think about the region. Food-friendly, balanced, elegant wines abound, Steve lives out the old adage that great wine is made in the vineyard. They work with a mix of classic and rare varieties, and consistently over-deliver on QPR (quality-to-price-ratio). You can feel really good about these wines, both because they are absolutely delicious, and because of the thoughtful farming and production behind them. "
"Hooray for natural winemaking practices, including organic farming and native fermentations! I am a big believer that meals should be enjoyed with wine, and the best wines to go with food are lower in alcohol and heavy oak influence, and inherently quaffable. Matthiasson nails this philosophy. They also produce some offbeat grape varieties, which is a breath of fresh air in a sea of Cabs & Chards. "
"Matthiasson's wines are always unreal, not so much balancing character and elegance but taking both to the absolute limit. I've never opened a bottle from them that isn't showstopping and I'm always excited to see their bottlings on the table. Matthiasson wines sate the most traditional palate while being adventurous and interesting enough for the most intrepid drinkers, it's a fine line and they walk it in style"
"Matthiasson Winery is a must see in Napa. Their wines are made to compliment foods so as an avid foodie and wine lover what more could you ask for? They have a great balance of well known and rare varietals that are all made delicately and balanced! If you get a chance to go for a tour, make sure you try the 2017 Matthiasson Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon! "
"Husband and wife team, finding the balance between traditional Napa Valley and Friuli (Italy) varietals."
"Hello World (and Vinebase)! This is my first post as a Tastemaker, and I’m so excited to get started and share my wine findings on Vinebase with you. I soon will have another shipment from Matthiasson on the way, so I figured that I would kick off with a brief post about them. Unlike the rest of my last Napa trip, I ended up with only a single picture from the Matthiasson vineyard in Oak Knoll, which seemingly does justice to how off the beaten path it was (and such a hidden gem it is). [68AE4379-48C0-4E85-A74B-6F02A9D592C6.jpeg] At Matthiasson, the tasting was super relaxed. We sat at a picnic table with Jill and tasted through all of their wines. Everything was fantastic, and I ended up shipping a plethora of bottles home. Those bottles didn’t last very long (maybe a month?) before getting consumed. For this reason, I definitely need to acquire more. Once the next shipment is in, I will post some more content about their wines, along with some tasting notes. In the meantime, cheers!🍷 -Alex"
"The best winemakers know that the best wines are made in the vineyard. Steve and Jill are first and foremost farmers, and that's why their wines turn out so beautifully year after year! "
"What I love about Matthiasson Wines is that they make refreshing, food-friendly, lower alcohol wines that focus more on finesse than power. That is my wine-drinking love language! Their Cabernet Sauvignon is a total dream for me and is one of my favorite ever Napa Cabs. With Matthiasson, come for the sustainable farming and winemaking practices, and stay for the absolutely delicious wines."