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Nova Cadamatre MW

Nova Cadamatre MW

Became an MW 2017

Based in United States

Nationality American

Languages English, French


Over the course of almost two decades, Nova Cadamatre has become one of the most versatile and experienced winemakers in the industry. She holds a Bachelors from Cornell University in Viticulture. In 2017 she achieved the title of Master of Wine and was the first female winemaker in the US to do so. She has worked with some of the best vineyards in the world including significant time in the iconic To Kalon vineyard while working as the Senior Director of Winemaking for Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville, CA. While there she crafted the #6 wine of 2022 for Wine Spectator’s top 100 list. She has been named to Wine Enthusiast’s Top 40 under 40 list and has numerous 90+ scoring wines to her credit from both coasts

Cadamatre owns three brands of her own; Trestle Thirty One and Snowshell Vineyards from the Finger Lakes and Fiadh Ruadh (Fay-ah Roo-ah) in Napa, CA. She currently goes back and forth between Napa and the Finger Lakes to manage both her projects and several consulting clients as a true “flying winemaker”.

Current employer: Self Employed

Primary area(s) of work: Wine production

Industry sector(s): Project management, Viticulture, Winemaking, QA/QC, Business owner, Author, Educator, Consultant, Performing arts, Wine business strategy, Winery operations

Wine styles: Sparkling wine, Sweet wines, Fortified wines, Still white, Still red, Still rosé, Still wines, Dry wines

Wine region expertise: USA, Bordeaux, California, Washington, Ningxia, New York, China

Market expertise: North America

Specialisms: Sustainability, Wine varieties, Clones, Vine propagation, Rootstocks and grafting, Life cycle of the vine, Establishment of vineyards, Acquisition of vineyards, Factors affecting grape growing, Cultivation of the vine, Maladies of the vine and their control, Structure and composition of grapes, Harvesting of grapes, Commercial advice on vinyard establishment, Environmental impacts, Financial, Vine burial, Processing of grapes, Fermentation, Maturation and blending, Stabilisation and clarification, Production of sparkling wines, Production of fortified wines, Economics of wine production, Wine pigments, Wine styling, Winery design and construction, Production costs, P&L, Whole cluster fermentation, Elevage / maturation, Blending, Preparation of finished wine for bottling, Packing and labelling, Quality assurance and control, Bulk shipment, Bottling, Sensory evaluation , Marketing wine, TV, Podcasts, Food and wine pairing, Branding, Training, Education, Motivation, Events