classical expressions of different varietals
"wine is made in the vineyard"
respect for tradition
of winemaking and viticulture
Matthiasson is a family endeavor, the effort of Steve and Jill Klein Matthiasson, and their two young sons. They have both had life-long careers in sustainable agriculture, and we apply those ideals of balance, restraint, and respect for the individual—and for the whole—to our wine. The production is simple but careful. This concept is central to the tradition of viticulture and winemaking. Respect for this tradition forms the core of our work. To that end, their hands literally touch every vine and every bottle.
Winemaking for Steve Matthiasson is a natural extension of farming, and most of Matthiasson's grapes come from the six vineyards that he farms in Napa and Sonoma. Steve & Jill love to explore classical expressions of different varieties, some well-known like Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon, and some rare like Ribolla Gialla or Refosco Dal Peduncula Rosso. In all cases they try to respect the purity of the variety and the individuality of the site. The Matthiasson wines are refreshing, complement food, and are moderate in alcohol. By using our site-specific farming methods to grow intense fruit, coupled with careful restraint in the cellar, they strive to produce wine that is full flavored but impeccably balanced.