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West Icelander Winemaker of the Year

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West Icelander Winemaker of the Year

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.

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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.

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