King Family Vineyards: winery information
Winemaker: Matthieu Finot
Matthieu Finot was born in Crozes Hermitage in the Rhone Valley of France. From a family of viticulturists and wine lovers, Matthieu was predisposed to continue his family's pursuit of winemaking and enjoying. He first studied viticulture and oenology at Beaune, in the heart of Burgundy. After successfully receiving his advanced BTS degree, Matthieu worked in many different wine regions around France including Rhone Valley, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Provence, and Jura. Matthieu then wanted to gain world-wide experience. He worked in Italy and South Africa before settling in Virginia. Since arriving in 2003, Matthieu has worked with wineries throughout the state. He enjoys working in the Monticello Appellation most because he likes being close to Charlottesville, and the excitement of the region’s growth. He also teaches classes on winemaking and taste analysis at Piedmont Valley Community College.
Annual Production: 5,000 cases
Grape Varieties Planted