Matt Armanino

Director of Winemaking

matt armanino As the youngest child of a mom who was a gourmet chef, restaurateur and world traveler, Matt caught the bug for cooking, traveling and fine food and wine at an early age. For nearly two decades, Matt has been passionate about everything related to wine. His fascination has extended to viticulture, vineyard management, winery operations and, most of all, the art of small lot winemaking. After 15 years as a successful business executive and entrepreneur, Matt started Matthew Daniel Cellars, a highly-acclaimed boutique winery four years ago. This venture, which later became part of Armanino Family Cellars, gave Matt the opportunity to gain invaluable first hand winemaking experience working closely with head winemaker Kian Tavakoli and other consultant winemakers, such as pinot noir expert Scott Shapley (Roessler Cellars and Siduri Wines). In 2007, Matt fulfilled a lifelong dream of teaming with his brother and father to form a family business and take his winemaking passion to a new level. Today, Matt works closely with Kian and our winery team in the endless pursuit of making the perfect wine.