May 3, 2022
I was interested to hear this story. Matt came to me through the regular channels and I had not tasted his wine until the podcast recording. And the more we spoke, the more I was intrigued.
Matts parents thought the Pacific Northwest was the place to be. They moved to Walla Walla to venture into a new path of their life. At the time Matt was interested in golf and set out find a job in the industry near Walla Walla. He landed work at the local country club and through a unusual set of circumstances, was invited to play in a tournament and landed in a foursome of wine folk.
At some point after chatting about wine, one of the winemakers challenged him to land a shot closer to the hole than is own...and if he did that, he would give him a job in the winery. Bingo....that is all the incentive he need to land the ball considerable closer to the hole and hence earned the job.
Now he creates some of the most interesting Syrahs that I have tasted in my 32 year careeer.
Hear the rest of the story here.