After more than a decade of experience in the Niagara wine industry, Matt re-joined our team in 2022 as our Retail and DTC Manager. After beginning his career at Hidden Bench in 2010 and spending 4 years at the winery, he became a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2016 while continuing to work at premium wineries, independent restaurants, and wine import agencies. The team-based environment based on collaboration and cooperation to consistently craft world class wines brought Matt back to Hidden Bench. When not tasting, reading, or learning about wine, Matt can be found in his kitchen testing new recipes or hiking around Niagara with his partner and 2 dogs.
Vital Wine Stats:
Aha! Wine: 2006 J-F Mugnier Nuits-Saints-Georges 1er Cru ‘Clos de la Marechale’ Monopole
Favourite Pinot Noir Pairing: Pork Carnitas tacos
Favourite Chardonnay Pairing: Seared scallops with fresh corn, chorizo and shiitakes
Favourite Riesling Pairing: Dan Dan noodles
Favourite HB Wine: Tête de Cuvée Chardonnay