Matthew was born near Napa Valley but raised in Tri-Cities, Washington. He credits his family for his love of wine which began at the age of 7 when they took him to a winter festival at Preston Winery.

Matthew Groce of Gordon Estates Winery

{ Photo Credit to Kim Fetrow Photography. }

Matthew graduated from Eastern Washington University and continued his education earning a Certificate of Enology from Washington State University. He is dedicated to and passionate about Washington wine having worked harvests at 14 Hands Winery and Columbia Crest before joining Gordon Estate in 2017.

A self-proclaimed gastronome, Matthew enjoys trying exotic foods and playing trivia games. He can rock suspenders with the best of them and can intimidate anyone with his raised eyebrow. He and his wife Brittany live in the Tri-Cities, and Matthew’s favorite wines are Washington Syrah and dry Rose’.