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Nova Cadamatre MW

Nova Cadamatre MW

Became an MW 2017

Based in United States

Nationality American

Languages English, French


A consulting winemaker with a wide and diverse background, Cadamatre started in wine on the East Coast as a winemaking apprentice with Stargazers Vineyard in 2003. After graduating from Cornell University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s in Viticulture, Nova moved to California. During her time in California, she worked with fruit from all over the state eventually settling in Napa and focusing on Bordeaux and Burgundian varieties from some of the top vineyards in the area including To Kalon, Vine Hill Ranch, MacDonald, Detert, and Hyde Vineyard. In 2015, she started her brand Trestle Thirty One in the Finger Lakes of NY. In 2020 added Snowshell Vineyards for Naked Wines and in 2022 will be launching Fiadh Ruadh, a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap AVA in Napa. She currently goes back and forth between Napa and the Finger Lakes to manage both her CA projects and her projects in NY.


In 2017, Nova was the first female winemaker in the US to achieve the title of Master of Wine. 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.

Current employer: Self Employed

Primary area(s) of work: Wine production

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

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

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

Market expertise: North America

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