Steve Matthiasson, whose ancestors were from Iceland, has once again been named winemaker in the Napa valley, a title he has held since 2002, San Francisco Gate reports.Napa Valley. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
“Steve and Jill Klein Matthiasson are proud owners of one of California’s most improbably situated farms. Go to the back of a subdivision on Napa’s west side, just off Highway 29. Find a gap between two houses. Round the bend, and their yellow 1905 Victorian farmhouse sits at the end of a gravel driveway, shaded by a handful of old palm trees,” the article reads.
Steve was born in Winnipeg in Manitoba but his Icelandic grandparents lived in Mountain on the North Dakota flatlands.