Matchbook – Matchbook Wines

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January 18th, 2022

2022 is Off to a Fab Start!

by: Aileen Niizawa Morris


The new year is shining with GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE on ALL 13 wines we submitted to the 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The following received awards for:

GOLD ~
• 2108 The Arsonist Red Blend
• 2017 Tinto Rey Super Tinto Red Blend

SILVER ~
• 2020 Pillars of Hercules Red Blend
• 2020 The Arsonist Chardonnay
• 2020 Matchbook Cabernet Sauvignon
• 2020 Matchbook Chardonnay
• 2019 Matchbook Malbec
• 2018 Matchbook Petit Verdot
• 2020 Matchbook Petite Sirah
• 2021 Tinto Rey Rosé
• 2019 Tinto Rey Tempranillo
• 2019 Black’s Station Cabernet Sauvignon

BRONZE ~
• 2020 Tinto Rey Verdejo

Come visit our tasting room to taste these award-winning wines!

Wines are available for purchase in our tasting room and on our online wine store.


January 28th, 2021

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

International Day of Women and Girls in Science is February 11th. Today (and every day) we recognize the critical role women and girls play in science and technology. We want to shine the spotlight on an awesome woman on our team – lab director, Mikayla Callen Ruvalcaba. She is pictured above testing the yeast and checking fermentation on our Malbec, Cabernet, and Petit Verdot.

Mikayla has been working with Matchbook since the summer of 2013. She is originally from Wisconsin and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Carroll University in WI. Mikayla loves reading, writing, and spending time with her adorable 8-month old son and loving husband.

Thanks for all you do, Mikayla!

 


December 8th, 2020

The Silver Shovel Showdown!

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

After fermentation is complete, cellar crew members must take on the feat of scooping tons of grape skins out of our wine tanks. With the proper gear and some muscle, our hardworking crew gets down and dirty. Every year there is a fierce and friendly competition between the crew to get on the leaderboard for the most tons shoveled. To add to the fun, our Head Winemaker, Dan Cederquist, adds a silver plaque with the winner’s name to a shiny silver shovel that hangs all year in the winery office. This year, the winner was also the recipient of a custom made silver shovel t-shirt.

Our 2020 winner was J.P. Bermudez, coming in at 486.1 tons!

“J.P. was an incredible force this year, jumping into nearly all the tanks in the first 5 weeks. He was the clear leader from the beginning and had such a commanding lead that at the end. When he was called back to run the bottling line there was nobody close to catching him. J.P. ended up with 486.1 tons.” – Dan Cederquist

Also, recognized for his efforts for the 2019 year, was Adan Gallo who received a custom t-shirt to show off his bragging rights. But he didn’t let that silver shovel go easily …

“2019 was a huge year for us with over 2200 tons of reds fermentation. Adan dug out a record 498.7 tons nearly breaking the 500-ton mark. These 2 guys are some of the hardest working crew that I’ve ever seen. Hats off to them both!”- Dan Cederquist, Head Winemaker

Cheers to both J.P. and Adan, we’re proud to have you as part of our team!


April 13th, 2020

4 Quarantine-Friendly Ways to Enjoy Matchbook Wines

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

1. TASTING TUESDAYS
Enjoy weekly IGTV (Instagram TV) virtual wine tastings and wine education videos hosted by Matchbook owners, winemakers and tasting room associates.
Follow Us! Instagram and Facebook


2. SIP’n SATURDAY
Matchbook’s very own “COUCH-ella!” Every Saturday in April we are hosting a “virtual concert” at 3pm on Instagram LIVE. Grab your favorite Matchbook wine, find a comfy spot to sit and hop on to Instagram. Each week, we feature a local musician, complete with a virtual tip jar! This week’s musician is pop/folk artist – Gina Belliveau! Follow Us! Instagram


3. CURBSIDE PICK-UP
Monday thru Saturday, 11am – 2pm
Beep! Beep! Place your order online or call it in and we’ll bring wine out to your car!

📞CALL: (530)662-1032, ext. 215
💻CLICK: Select the Will-Call option on www.matchbookwinestore.com


 

4. ORDER ONLINE & SAVE
Feeling indoorsy? Enjoy your Matchbook wines at home. We are offering $5 shipping on purchases of 6 bottles of wine or more! Use code WINENOT at
checkout.

🛒SHOP NOW: www.matchbookwinestore.com