The breadth of the Matrix estate fruit—from the foggy beds of the Russian River Valley, the highlands of the Sonoma Coast and the mountainous edges of Dry Creek Valley—gives the winemaker incredible selections of grapes. The estate fruit sources also give the flexibility to select not only the vineyards for their wines but a vineyard block or even specific rows.
With a focus on labor-intensive, hands-on farming practices, we produce low-yield vineyards that result in grapes marked by astounding concentrations of flavors— thus creating wines that are powerful yet elegant.
Honored as Woman Winemaker of the Year in 2008, and winning multiple back-to-back Sonoma County Harvest Fair and San Francisco Chronicle Sweepstakes, Diane Wilson has shot to the forefront of the Sonoma County wine industry. These highly–regarded awards, coupled with dozens of 90+ scores and over 100 Gold Medals, demonstrate Diane’s strong track record as an outstanding winemaker.
Diane describes her winemaking style as unorthodox. “My goal is to maximize the fruit flavor of the grape, making sure each wine has a front, a middle and a back, so it produces a full, rich mouthfeel. To do this, it is all about balance. It is about having the right amount of skin contact during fermentation to extract flavor and color without getting too much tannin. It is about leaving the wine to age in barrels for the ideal length of time to soften the tannins awhile adding the flavor of oak without overpowering the delicate flavors of the fruit.”
With wines named after each of her three children, Diane’s biggest passion in life is her wonderful family. Her daughter, Victoria, has recently joined her mother to carry the tradition of award-winning winemaking at Matrix into the future.
Matrix Winery Tasting Room
The Tasting Room is Open Daily
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Please come and enjoy watching the grapes grow as you visit their newly renovated Tasting Room. Kick back on the patio and savor artisan wines as you drink in the Russian River Valley vistas with each sip. The Matrix tasting room has a knowledgeable and friendly staff to help make your visit memorable, so spend the afternoon with us and watch the fog crest the hillside vineyards.
3291 Westside Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448