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Wine writer + expert Elaine Chukan Brown speaks with Steve Matthiasson, winemaker and owner at Matthiasson Wines. Steve dreamt of farming his entire life. He became an obsessed gardener and cook while studying philosophy in college. In 1994, while in grad school for horticulture after three years as a bike messenger/wannabe farmer, he found a job in vineyards and orchards working for a small sustainable agriculture consulting firm. In 1999 he co-authored the California manual on sustainable vineyard practices. In 2002 he started consulting on vineyard practices in Napa. He still loves the challenge of solving vineyard problems for others, but since 2003, his primary focus has been on his own family's farming and winemaking operations. Steve is a life-long student of the craft of viticulture.
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