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June 4th, 2015

Arsonist Red on Fire at LA Int’l

by: Senica Gonzalez

ArsnstRed12HiResJust a few months after its release and Matchbook’s 2012 The Arsonist Red Blend is already turning up the heat. This bold, powerful wine just walked away from the Los Angeles International Wine Competition with a Gold Medal… and a 91-point score from the judges!

With a label depicting Prometheus presenting fire to mankind, this wine is a Titan in a bottle, with 52% Petit Verdot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot.

Haven’t tried it yet? Pick some up from our web store.

By the way, that’s not the only medal we took home from Los Angeles. Here’s the full list of winners:

  • Matchbook 2011 Tinto Rey Red Blend
  • Mossback 2012 Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Mossback 2013 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
  • Sawbuck 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Matchbook 2013 Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Matchbook 2011 Dunnigan Hills Tempranillo
  • Matchbook 2013 Old Head Dunnigan Hills Chardonnay
  • Matchbook 2013 The Arsonist Dunnigan Hills Chardonnay
  • Matchbook 2014 Dunnigan Hills Rose of Tempranillo
  • Mossback 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • Chasing Venus 2013 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chasing Venus 2014 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

June 2nd, 2015

Dunne on Wine: Sacramento Bee

by: Aileen Niizawa Morris

tastingroomMike Dunne at the Sacramento Bee drove out to the Dunnigan Hills to visit Matchbook Wine Company’s tasting room. Here’s what he had to say about it:

“Even as Road 92B rises and falls through the Dunnigan Hills in the Zamora area of northern Yolo County, California motorists can’t get far without coming across a winery tasting room.


The Giguieres have become recognized for their astute reading of the American wine consumer and their willingness to embrace risk. The formula paid off at R.H. Phillips and is paying off at Crew, now up to 100,000 cases of wine per year.”

Read on here…

May 27th, 2015

Chasing Venus GOLD at Sunset!

by: Senica Gonzalez
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Well, you guessed it: Matchbook Wine Company took home another batch of medals! This time from the Sunset International Wine Competition. All Gold and Silver winners will be featured in Sunset Magazine’s October issue, as well as online at (which will include Bronze winners, too). Here are our results:
Chasing Venus 2014 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Mossback 2013 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Matchbook 2012 The Arsonist Red Blend
Chasing Venus 2013 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Matchbook 2013 Old Head Chardonnay
Matchbook 2012 Dunnigan Hills Syrah
Mossback 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Mossback 2013 Central Coast Pinot Noir

May 8th, 2015

Riverside International Wine Competition

by: Senica Gonzalez

The results are in from the Riverside International Wine Competition… and again the Matchbook family came out strong with 10 medals–including 3 Gold medals!


Here’s a complete list of the Matchbook medalists:


2013 Matchbook Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Matchbook Syrah
 2013 Mossback Russian River Pinot Noir


2014 Chasing Venus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
2013 Chasing Venus Russian River Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Matchbook Tempranillo
2012 Mossback Cabernet Sauvignon


2012 The Arsonist Red Blend
2014 Matchbook Rose of Tempranillo
2013 Mossback Chardonnay

April 16th, 2015

Shipping across America

by: Senica Gonzalez

Matchbook Shipping


Matchbook Wine Company now ships to (give or take) 1/3 of all US states–including newest additions North Dakota and Massachusetts.

Got family in one of these places? Show ’em you love ’em, ship ’em some wine:

New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Washington (state)
Washington, DC