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August 18th, 2017

The 2014 Arsonist Red Blend Scores Big with Wine Enthusiast!

by: Mikaela Leach

The 2014 Arsonist Red Blend scored BIG in the October 2017 issue of Wine Enthusiast It was awarded 91 POINTS & Editors’ Choice! We are proud to share that this is the 3rd consecutive vintage of The Arsonist Red Blend to receive 90 POINTS or higher from the Wine Enthusiast.

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August 1st, 2017

Matchbook Partners with Salisbury Creative Group to Reach New Consumers in National On Premise Chains

by: Mikaela Leach

Matchbook Wine Company Selects Salisbury Creative Group for
National On Premise Chain Representation

Zamora, CA (August 1, 2017) – John, Lane and Karl Giguiere are pleased to announce that Salisbury Creative Group will represent the Matchbook Wine Company family of brands in the National on premise channel.

The landscape of wine lists is changing.  A recent Wine Metrics report states that Millennials now account for 36% of US wine consumers having recently passed Baby Boomers at 34%.  Millennials are looking for exploration.  Critically acclaimed and crafted by 5th generation farmers, Matchbook wines offer consumers modern wines that are rooted in tradition.

“Matchbook was born in 2005, after we sold our first winery R.H. Phillips and Toasted Head,” says John Giguiere, Owner, Matchbook Wine Company.  “We are excited to work with the Salisbury Group to champion our wines to new consumers via the national on premise channel.”

“Restaurant chains are evolving and modernizing and so are their wine lists,” says Ben Salisbury, owner, Salisbury Creative Group. “Now is the time for wines that offer value in conjunction with an authentic history and strong sense of place; these wines from Matchbook fit the bill.”

About Matchbook Wine Company
East of Napa, Left of Center: Family owned Matchbook Wine Company is tucked away in Northern California’s gently rolling Dunnigan Hills.  The Giguiere family pioneered grape growing in this region in 1981. By 1993, they had succeeded in making the Dunnigan Hills a nationally recognized American Viticultural Area. The Matchbook flame is an homage to the Giguiere brothers’ youthful fascination with fire.  Today, Matchbook Wine Company produces 110,000 cases and 15 unique wines from the Dunnigan Hills and other select growing regions. For more information, visit

About Salisbury Creative Group
Founded in 2014 by Ben Salisbury, a 30-year industry veteran, Salisbury Creative Group is a strategic consulting firm based in Richardson, Texas. Specializing in the wine, craft beer and craft spirits categories, Ben and his team help their clients improve and expand the quality of their distribution in the US by leveraging technology and data in their sales 469-265-2210



Media Contact:

Mikaela Leach | Matchbook Wine Company | 617.549.7575

July 11th, 2017

89 POINTS & EDITORS’ CHOICE for 2015 Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon

by: Mikaela Leach

Our first Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon just received 89 POINTS & EDITORS’ CHOICE from Wine Enthusiast. The review highlights the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon’s “velvety texture” calling it “one of the best values.”

This wine was crafted from vine to bottle on our home turf and under the watchful eye of the Giguiere family and our winemakers; a testament to the quality and potential of both the Matchbook Vineyards and the Dunnigan Hills AVA. The 2015 Matchbook Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon joins our Estate Bottled Old Head Chardonnay, Syrah and Rosé of Tempranillo. Few wineries attain the prestigious Estate Bottled designation due to the time and resources required. At Matchbook, we always have been and continue to be focused on innovation, sustainability and most importantly, quality.

June 30th, 2017

We have veraison – Harvest 2017 will be here soon!

by: Mikaela Leach

Did you know all wine grape varietals start out green? Veraison occurs when the berries change from green to their harvest color. Thank you to Winemaker, Dan Cederquist, who snapped this photo while walking our Matchbook Tempranillo Vineyard. Harvest will be here soon!




June 27th, 2017 raves about 2013 Matchbook Tempranillo!

by: Mikaela Leach

Our very own 2013 Matchbook Tempranillo was selected as one of Nick Passmore’s favorite Platinum Award winning wines from the 2017 Critics Challenge Wine Competition. Nick describes the wine in his article as “An explosion of raspberry exuberance. As delightful as an aperitif as with food, a rare achievement.” To read the full article click here. To purchase a bottle and taste for yourself click here.  Cheers!




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