Profile of Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson Director of Grower Relations
24 years experience 0 projects worked America
$35.00 /hr $0 earned
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Matt C Wilson

6600 Fish Hatchery Rd

Russellville, TN 37860

Mobile (209) 642-3166



Mission Statement

To provide  outstanding value as an integral member of a highly functional team, and to help create a work environment that is quality and growth oriented, innovative, and dedicated to the success of the business.




Director – Grower Relations           E.J. Gallo Winery               Lodi, CA                                   July 2012-present

        Function as a liaison between winery  and contracted growers (400+), educating/advising them on market conditions, quality standards and viticultural practices

        Oversee contracting, production, quality control, and delivery of ~40,000 acres of winegrapes

        Develop and maintain vineyard records on cultural practices, yields, and grape quality

        Monitor and oversee all aspects of crop development and forecast crop tonnages

        Scheduling, delivery and logistics of ~350,000 tons of grapes from field to winery

        Develop and implement pricing strategy, balance long and short term supply, and drive long term planning decisions

        Ensure employee conformance to established best practices and proper training of staff

        Manage and develop 6 full time Grower Representatives and several seasonal employees


Grower Relations Manager    Diageo Chateau & Estates,    Napa, CA       July 2009-July 2012

        Responsible for sourcing and contracting Central Coast, Lodi & Central Valley grapes for multiple brands at various price points

        Oversee contract production of winegrapes throughout the growing season

        Create and implement farming plans for multiple growers

        Oversee management of estate vineyards

        Schedule and direct harvest of ~20,000 tons of grapes

        Build and Maintain relationships with Growers, Winemakers and other interested parties


Winemaker      Clautiere Vineyards          Paso Robles, CA                                     June 2007-June 2009

        Hands on crafting of high-end, high quality boutique wines from grape to bottle

        Manage and direct production of ultra-premium quality grapes from estate vineyards

        Develop and operate within yearly production budgets

        Represent winery at various events and tastings


SR Winemaker/Operations Manager     Monterey Wine Co. King City, CA   Feb 2006-June 2007

        Key responsibilities include all aspects of winemaking at 12,000 ton custom crush facility

        Make and implement  decisions related to quality wine production for multiple clients

        Direct and manage all aspects of cellar operations and personnel

        Build and maintain customer relations and facilitate client needs




Assistant Winemaker   Robert Hall Winery    Paso Robles, CA                            Aug 2004-Feb 2006

        Responsible for all aspects of winemaking at state of the art winemaking & custom crush facility

        Train and supervise full and part time production crews

        Maintain and generate production records including winemaker database

        Integral role in determining quality, final blends and defects in wines through tasting and analysis

        Successfully produced award winning wines for the company and our clients


 Winemaker/Vineyard Manager R. Merlo Estate Vynds    Trinity County, CA                 

        Develop and implement all winemaking decisions for a new 6000 case winery

        Purchase and setup all equipment in temporary winemaking facility

        Execute crush of nearly 100 tons of multiple varietals

        Improve and revitalize existing 45 acre estate vineyard, through nutrition, pruning, thinning, irrigation and pest management

        Successfully completed all duties associated with winemaking and vineyard management


Vineyard Manager    Lockwood Oaks Vynds Monterey County, CA                

        Produce Ultra-premium wines in order to promote winegrape sales

        Develop and implement quality oriented goals for ultra-premium winegrape production

        Schedule and execute all viticultural practices, including canopy, pest and vineyard floor management

        Hire and supervise all contract labor for pruning, training, shoot thinning, crop thinning and harvest


Assistant Vineyard Manager   Callaway Coastal,     Temecula, CA                              

        Monitor vineyards for pest, disease, nutritional imbalances and irrigation.  Plan programs to control these imbalances

        Coordinate purchasing and tracking of materials to ensure accurate monthly government reporting

        Conduct field data collection for research, soil and vine nutrition status and refinement of current farming practices

        Directly supervise field workers, pesticide applicators, safety training and equipment maintenance


Vineyard Mechanic   Rancho Dos Amigos,    Shandon, CA

        Repair & Maintain Vineyard Equipment

        Fabricate & Construct Vineyard Equipment

        Oversee Custom Grape Harvest operations

        Set up and calibrate all equipment



Bachelor of Science, Agribusiness Management

California State University, Chico                                                                                              May 1996


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo                                                                 1986-1991


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