Matt and his brothers Paul and Daniel planted the original vineyards and began the business development of Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery with their father in 1984.

In 1992, Matt assumed the role of Viticultural Manager and Senior Vice President and has continued to develop Henry of Pelham into one of the leading national growers and producers of fine wines from Niagara. His viticultural work was recognized when he was named Grape King at the Niagara Grape & Wine Festival of 2000-2001.

Matt currently manages the winery’s production which includes 300 acres of estate owned vineyards in the Short Hills Bench sub appellation. He also oversees the purchase of grapes from many of the finest independent grower-owned Vineyards throughout Niagara.

Matt was educated at St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland (BA, Philosophy and Mathematics double major) and Annex Village Campus in Toronto, Ontario. He lives in St. Catharines.

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