Matthew Glynn started Vinetarium Consulting as an avenue to develop relationships and form partnerships in the wine industry. As an established winemaker and winery manger known for consistently producing high-quality wines, Glynn leads with an intuitive approach. Through 26 vintages and the creation of over 225 individual luxury wines from vineyard to bottle, he developed expertise in the Napa Valley and Sonoma County, which is complemented by international winemaking in France, Australia and New Zealand.
Glynn’s academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Botany and a Master of Science in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California, Davis. His thesis focused on the maturation of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Napa Valley – specifically, the spatial distribution of phenolic compounds in a Cabernet Sauvignon cluster. These studies were followed by a UC Davis Executive Wine Business Program.
Prior to starting Vinetarium (Latin for Vintner) Consulting, Glynn was the Senior Winemaker and General Manager of Provenance Vineyards in Rutherford, California, where he led the team to produce a collection of single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon wines from the Napa Valley for the Hewitt and Provenance brands.
Glynn was the Senior Winemaker and General Manager for Acacia Vineyards in Napa, California for 11 vintages. During his tenure, he grew the portfolio from its origins in Carneros to include a collection of single-vineyard wines from the microclimates of Sonoma County including the Russian River Valley, Chalk Hill, the Sonoma Coast, and Sonoma Mountain. The portfolio also included two wines for the luxury brand Orogeny – Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. From 2007 to 2011, Glynn gained insights working with world-renowned winemaking consultant Paul Hobbs.
Glynn has a history of creating positive culture change and has implemented comprehensive quality management systems, achieved winery ISO9001 certification, and successfully completed a United States Food and Drug Administration audit while leading a Napa Valley winery. He has delivered several million dollar annual spending budgets in addition to multiple-phase capital investment projects.
Glynn began winemaking in 1990 in the Napa Valley, first at Domaine Chandon, then at Beringer Vineyards. To further understand the wines of Burgundy, he interned at Domaine Dujac, Domaine de L’Arlot, and Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils, the later supported by the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Foundation.
He is a member of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture, a past board member of the Napa Valley Wine Technical Group, a member of the Napa Valley Vineyard Technical Group, a member of the Napa Valley Grape Growers, a member of the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance, and a member of the city of Napa Bicycle and Trails Advisory Commission.
His winemaking philosophy is to focus carefully on grape growing and the details of winemaking to allow a wine to express its origin.
Full-service vineyard to bottle winemaking
Winemaking technical project development and management
Winemaking style refinement ・ Wine blending
Winemaking technique development and documentation ・ Education
Vineyard establishment planning ・ Financial planning
Planting material selection ・ Grape sourcing
Growing technique consulting