Tasting Room – Matchbook Wines

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October 24th, 2019

Charcuterie is EASY!

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

Matchbook Picnicking Guide: Tip #1

We’ve partnered with our friends at A Well Stocked Home and Greg Chapman, our in-house foodie and Tasting Room associate, to bring you a series of picnicking tipsOur first tip is all about charcuterie!

Fall is here and with it comes a bountiful selection of seasonal produce and recipes, and of course, wine! It’s no wonder why Sacramento and Yolo County are known as the farm-to-fork and farm-to-cork capital of California. This season we encourage you to “forage” your local shops and markets for picnicking accoutrements to enjoy here at Matchbook.

Grab a selection of dried fruits, salty meats, creamy cheeses, and crisps – arrange artfully on a cheese board or plate. Don’t have time to arrange yourself? Order a cheeseboard to-go from your local cheese shop or deli.

Browse the gallery below and be inspired to UP your picnicking game. Get creative with unique baskets, totes, tea towels, wooden bowls and more – all available at A Well Stocked Home, located in the heart of Historic Downtown Woodand!

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Perfect Pairings:

Stay tuned for more Matchbook Picnicking Tips! Happy Fall and happy Picnicking! We hope to see you soon, enjoying the changing colors of the grape leaves and the beautiful view of the Matchbook vineyards.


Visit the Matchbook Tasting Room daily from 11am-4:30pm and enjoy a picnic on our beautiful patio with a vineyard view.

A Well Stocked Home is a home & lifestyle store focused on unique decor, kitchen and bar essentials and more. Located in charming downtown Woodland at 412 First Street. For more info visit www.awellstockedhome.com or follow on Instagram or Facebook.

Mention Matchbook and use discount code: AWSH10 (pronounced “A WASH”) to receive a 10% discount when shopping at A Well Stocked Home.

 


June 26th, 2019

Cousins Maine Celebrates 4th Anniversary at Matchbook

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

On Saturday, June 22nd the Shark Tank-famed Cousins Maine Lobster Truck rolled up to Matchbook with not one, but TWO food trucks for tasting room guests to enjoy in celebration of their 4th anniversary.

In the summer of 2014, founders Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis along with Sacramento owners, Paul and Vickie Sharkey opened up the “doors” to Sacramento and Yolo County for their inaugural food truck event at Matchbook. Since then, Cousins Maine and Matchbook Wine Company have become the perfect pair for a day of wine tasting in the country.

“We love coming out to Matchbook, we love the staff and customers – but most of all, we love celebrating our anniversary at Matchbook, where we hosted our very first event. It means the world to us!” – Vickie Sharkey, owner of Cousins Maine Food Truck, Sacramento.

The Matchbook Tasting Room has hosted crowds of over 400 guests over the years.

“We adore Paul and Vickie – we think of them as our extended Matchbook family. Our lobster event days are a crowd favorite! Our guests and staff just can’t get enough of their tasty lobster rolls paired with our wines.” – Anna Sargent, Matchbook Wine Club & Events Director.

Check out our events calendar for more delicious food truck events!


May 29th, 2019

Rain or Shine – Yelpers Gonna Yelp!

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

On Sunday, May 26th, Hannah D., Yelp Community Manager (Davis) and 36 of the Yelp Elite Squad gathered at Matchbook for what they call a OYE (Official Yelp Event) and boy, did they have a good time despite the pesky rain.

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Featured review by Vedran V. of Dixon, CA:

“It was an uncharacteristically cold and rainy day in the valley, but a couple of sprinkles could not stop us from enjoying (a lot) of Vino and beautiful Vines scenery. And in case you ever wondered when those Yelp ponchos might come in handy, wonder no more.

Matchbook Winery is about 30-40 minutes away from Davis/Vacaville/Dixon area (depending which route you take), and about the same distance away from Sacramento. I have not heard of Matchbook before, but they have a wonderful property and make some tasty wines, and am so grateful to Yelp for making this discovery. Not only were we treated to a tour of the property, but we also got to taste their Chardonnay right off the tank. One of the owners, John, was our tour guide and was a wealth of knowledge. While I prefer craft beer to wine, I thoroughly enjoyed the detail of information provided. I’ve been to enough wineries and noticed that some winemakers like to get very exclusive with their presentations, but John was very on point and never sounded exclusive or preachy. We tasted 5 of the Matchbook Wines on the tour, and needles to say, I loved all of them.

The lunch from Mendocino Farms (another 1st for me), was tasty and complimented the wines perfectly. I also loved how they made sure there was something for everyone (vegan/vegetarian/gluten free). Along with Polaroid photo ops, taken personally by our CM, this was an event to remember.

If looking for that special place, not too far from Davis, look no farther than Matchbook Winery. Their tasting room is wonderful and the wines they make are some of the best in the area. Truly a Napa-like experience, without all the fuss. Thank you Hannah and Yelp for all the work you put into this one and thanks to Matchbook and all the staff for hospitality. Can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon and to come back and enjoy the scenery on a sunny day!”

Read more YEE (Yelp Elite Event – this group likes their acronyms!) reviews and browse over 100 photos from the event. Click here.

Want to add to the buzz? Follow Matchbook on Yelp and tell us about your Matchbook experience! Click here.


May 29th, 2019

Matchbook Tasting Room Events Take Center Stage!

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

The sound of twangy blues guitar, sassy vocals and the tip-tap of drums echoed over the Matchbook Vineyard as the Blues Dues American Roots band took center stage. The smell of fresh roasted Gilroy-grown garlic wafted from Andes Pizza truck oven while an Italian greeting was shouted out of the bustling Che Buono Food truck window – starting off the night with a bang.

Matchbook debuted its brand new, custom built stage on Friday, May 24th. The 24′ x 16′ stage was designed and built by Matchbook co-owner, Karl Giguiere. The stage rests at the bottom of the sloping green lawn that leads to the tasting room, with the backdrop of rolling hills and vines. Blues Dues rocked the stage playing the likes of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, along with plenty of original songs. Hambone Slim, the front man, wooed the crowd with his superb guitar playing skills and vocals. Hundreds of guests armed with bottles and glasses of wine enjoyed the view of the stage from the comfort of picnic blankets and chairs. The night came to a perfect end as the band finished their last song with the glowing orange sunset sinking behind them.

“What a beautiful event! We loved playing at Matchbook (as we always do) and this show was special because we had the honor of using their awesome professional outdoor amphitheater stage! As musicians, it is so great to have the right amount of space and lighting to let us create a top quality show. Matchbook is on our list of favorite venues to perform. The staff and patrons are always friendly and the vibe is the best! We can’t wait to come back!”

– “Hambone Slim”, Blues Dues American Roots Band

Be sure to catch one of our epic sunsets this summer! The events calendar is chock full of live music and tasty food truck events. Don’t miss out  – see the full 2019 list here.


March 20th, 2019

Matchbook is Open LATER for the Summer!

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

You heard it right! The Matchbook Tasting Room is getting ready for the summer and extending its hours on Fridays and Saturdays! Summer Sunset Hours will begin Friday, May 3rd and run through Saturday, September 28th. The Matchbook summer line-up includes a variety of food trucks with amazing cuisine and musical talent.

“We have some great events planned throughout the summer. There will be a mix of fan-favorite bands and food trucks as well as some new ones that we’re very excited about!”
–Wine Club Manager & Event Director, Anna Sargent.

Customers can enjoy tastings for $10 at the Matchbook tasting room bar or on the spacious patio overlooking the picturesque vineyard and rolling hills. Wine is also for sale by the bottle. During warmer temperatures, the misting system will be on to cool down the patio.

Bring your beach chairs and picnic blankets to take advantage of “the best seat in the house” – the gorgeous, green lawn!

“I’m excited to serve our guests while they enjoy a bottle of wine on the patio, watching the beautiful sunset. I hope our customers take advantage of our new late hours and make Fridays and Saturdays at Matchbook a repeat occasion!” –Tasting Room Manager, Maureen Henderson.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Click here to view the full 2019 schedule »

Matchbook provides a family-friendly atmosphere – all are welcome to join, but to enjoy wine, you must be 21 years or older.  

We love dogs, and welcome them leashed during our regular business hours, but please due to the popularity of our events we cannot accommodate furry, four legged friends during the Summer Sunset evenings.

 

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