The Dirt, the Microclimate, and Don’t Screw it Up!

Matt’s winemaking career can be traced back to Oakley in 1982 where he helped his brother establish Cline Cellars; in 1985 he became head winemaker at Cline Cellars. Matt’s wines won countless awards during his 16-year career at Cline Cellars. In 2001, Matt launched Trinitas Cellars, which he then sold in 2006. A year later, Matt established Three Wine Company with his wife, Erin, where they currently have a tasting room and production facility on the Sacramento River in Clarksburg. Matt concentrates on sourcing old vines from Northern California, particularly from Contra Costa County. When he’s is not racking and perfecting his winemaking techniques, Matt enjoys fly fishing and gardening, as well as relaxing at home in Sonoma with Erin and their three children.