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

Wine styles: Dry wines, Fortified 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