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August 29th, 2018

Matchbook Cabernet Awarded 90 Points & Best Buy by Wine Enthusiast Magazine!

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

On August 30th, we celebrate International Cabernet Day*, which makes it the perfect time to announce our Matchbook 2016 Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon has received 90 Points & Best Buy from Wine Enthusiast, October 2018 Issue. Cheers to celebrating Cabernet, the Matchbook way!

Full Review:
This wine blends subtle spices with rich fruit for a seductive flavor profile. It maintains a velvety texture on the palate and through the lingering finish. Flavors of blueberry and baking spice give it plenty of personality. —J. Gordon

Get a bottle of Matchbook Cabernet, click here!

*International Cabernet Day is celebrated the Thursday before the US Labor Day, thanks to Rick Bakas, click here to find out why.

May 1st, 2018

Wine of the Month – 2016 Matchbook Chardonnay!

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

Joey Casco aka “The Wine Stalker” named the 2016 Matchbook Chardonnay his Wine of the Month for May 2018!

We love Joey’s straight-forward and knowledgeable wine reviews.  Following is an excerpt from his review of the Matchbook 2016 “Old Head” Chardonnay.

“The color of the wine is a straw yellow. The first thing I get on the nose is toasty oak, followed by Bullseye caramel candy, melons, and pears. In the mouth it’s true to form with a fuller body than most Chardonnays in its price range, but it also has a brighter acidity than previous vintages and it’s even added a touch of sweetness. There’s flavors of pineapple, lemon custard, sweetened pear juice, and vanilla. Then it finishes with lemon custard and vanilla.

Still rockin’ it, still a great deal, still a recommendation. Love it!

Want to read more? Click here for the full review.

January 10th, 2018

2017 Matchbook Extra Virgin Olive Oil is now available!

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

Fresh from the Old Matchbook Olive Grove, our new vintage of Matchbook Estate Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil is now available. It is all dressed up in an elegant new package.

This year’s oil was 100% hand picked and is a blend 70% Frantoio and 30% Leccino.  The oil is very balanced with medium robustness and a high fruit component, medium bitterness and pungency.  The 2017 oil offers pleasing aromas of green and ripe olive, herbs, green almond with a buttery mouth feel, low astringency and long, lingering finish.

November 15th, 2017

Turkey & Tempranillo – A Giguiere Family Favorite

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

What is Matchbook Wine Company Owner, Lane Giguiere’s favorite wine to pair with Thanksgiving Dinner? Matchbook Tempranillo. The Matchbook Tempranillo’s wonderful fruit, bright acidity and barrel spice make it a wine that pairs exceptionally well with turkey, gravy, potatoes, yams, cornbread and other Thanksgiving favorites!

To order some Matchbook Tempranillo to pair with your Thanksgiving meal today Click Here!

November 8th, 2017

Lesli Hunter named CFO at Matchbook Wine Company

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

 Zamora, CA (November 8, 2017) – Matchbook Wine Company is pleased to announce that Lesli Hunter has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Lesli comes to Matchbook with 20 years’ experience in business finance. She has extensive experience in luxury consumer goods businesses focused on growth. Most recently, Lesli was Vice President of Finance with Tony’s Fine Foods.

“At Matchbook, our goal is to grow and to share our wines with new consumers,” says John Giguiere, Matchbook Wine Company Founder and Owner. “Lesli’s experience with Tony’s over the last 15 years makes her a great fit for our growing company. We are excited to welcome her to the Matchbook team.”

Family owned Matchbook Wine Company has seen tremendous growth since launching in 2005. As Matchbook continues to grow, Lesli will be responsible for leading the finance team for Matchbook Wine Company.  In addition to her finance functions, Lesli will oversee the growing company’s IT capabilities as well as lead the Human Resource initiatives.

Lesli understands the unique demands that growing companies face, she was a key member of the team at Tony’s helping the company grow by more than 200% over 15 years.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management as well as an MBA in Finance from CSU Sacramento.

“I grew up in the farming community of Linden, CA, so working for a family of 5th generation farmers, is a great match for me,” says Lesli Hunter. “I am excited to be a part of building a locally owned family wine company.”

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 when they planted their first vineyard. 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 that showcase the flavor and potential of the Dunnigan Hills AVA. For more information, visit


Media Contact:
Mikaela Leach | Matchbook Wine Company | 617.549.7575