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East of Napa | Left of Center

Matchbook Wine Company is a family-owned winery and vineyard located in Yolo County, the county that boarders Napa to the East. The Giguiere family immigrated to this area from Quebec City in the 1850’s in search of open ag ground. John and Karl Giguiere are 5th generation farmers who know the region’s soil, climate and true potential of the land. This knowledge combined with their curiosity and drive to innovate has been the force behind their development of viticulture and winemaking in the Dunnigan Hills.

The Dunnigan Hills

In 1993, the Dunnigan Hills became an official AVA, thanks to a petition presented by owners John and Lane Giguiere. The rocky soils and Mediterranean climate allow for a long, dry growing season providing the ideal growing conditions for wine grapes. But it is the upland geography that sets the appellation apart from its neighbors to east. The hills that rise above the Sacramento Valley to the west capture the cool breezes off the delta region and drop the nighttime temperatures by 40 degrees in the summer. This diurnal swing from daytime highs to nighttime lows allows the grapes to cool, preserving their natural acidity.

Pursuit of Excellence

As farmers and winemakers, tradition seamlessly coexists with experimentation. From French-oak foudres and concrete eggs to modern trellising and regenerative farming Matchbook’s mix of old-school and innovation is in the pursuit of one goal: create consistently delicious, intensely flavorful wines from the Dunnigan Hills viticultural region.


" It's The Right Thing To Do "

Matchbook Winery became California Sustainably Certified in 2022. The California Rules Certified Green seal signifies a third-party audited commitment to farming that is environmentally and socially responsible while also being economically viable. This credential is just the first step in our mission to become certified organic and regenerative.


Join Our Extended Family

Our continued success is due to the hard-working crew of passionate wine professionals that make up our winery family. Learn more about the career opportunities at Matchbook Winery.

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