Clovelly Welcomes New Winemaking Consultant
Clovelly Vineyards is pleased to announce the introduction of our new winemaking consultant, Matthieu Finot.
Matthieu was born in Crozes Hermitage in the Rhone Valley of France. Coming from a family of viticulturists and wine lovers, Matthieu was predisposed to continue his family's pursuit of making and enjoying wine. He first studied viticulture and oenology at Beaune, in the heart of Burgundy. After graduating in 1995, Matthieu worked in many different wine regions around France including Rhone Valley, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Provence, and Jura. He then worked in Italy and South Africa to gain experience around the world before settling in Virginia. Since arriving in 2003, Matthieu has worked with wineries throughout the state. Since 2007, Matthieu has been the head winemaker at King Family Vineyards in Crozet: one of the leading wineries in Virginia. In 2008, Matthieu and his brother Thomas started Domaine Finot, a winery located in the French Alps where their focus is in organic production of ancient varietals.
Matthieu joins the Clovelly team as a consultant in our ongoing production of wines made from 100% Clovelly Vineyards grapes. We look forward to the benefit of his insight and expertise!