Matt Iaconis

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Matt's Wines

Rocket-scientist turned winemaker whose career is set for the stars…

    • This rocket scientist was studying to be an astronaut before he decided wine was even cooler than space. So he dropped aeronautics and picked up a degree in winemaking from UC Davis.
    • And he dropped conventional distribution just as quickly! When he saw the power of Angel funding, he immediately signed up, eager to create better wines at better prices.
    • Angel funding is allowing this hugely talented and driven individual to apply all his attention to making the best wine possible. Whether it's huge Cabernet or juicy Moscato, Matt knows how to craft show-stopping wines.

Matt Iaconis's Story

I originally went to UC Davis to play football and study Aeronautical Engineering. While there, somebody suggested I take Introduction to Winemaking as an elective. The rest is history. It was the first final I ever wanted to study for so it was a no-brainer. Making wine is so much fun. Following each step and watching the wine progress is really what makes my brain click.

When I make wine, I like to stay simple. So many wineries and winemakers these days get too caught up in optical-this and additive-that; keeping it simple is the easiest way to make a great wine. Wine is not meant to be a recipe where you throw a laundry list of ingredients in to make a product; it's meant to be a natural process in which we intervene only when necessary. I guess I am a bit old school.

That said, you can definitely take the non-intervention too far. I once saw a winery where they had to fish a dozen dead frogs out of an open top fermenter. The poor little guys took the final plunge into a vat of fermenting wine. I'm sure the French would have loved that one! :)

Matt's Archangels

Archangels are our most interactive customers. They know our wines inside out and help us discover new wines for the site!

Brennan Mayer
308 Posts • 224 Likes • 68 Followers

Michael Monroney
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robert puglisi
902 Posts • 757 Likes • 59 Followers

Over n Out

Marla McNamee (Naked in Spanaway Washington)
1,074 Posts • 1,142 Likes • 126 Followers

Sweet to semi-dry wine lover. Loving my wine tasting journey. I enjoy trying many different wines and NW has helped me to evolve my taste in wines so that I now enjoy many more varieties.

Tracy Davis
1,623 Posts • 1,058 Likes • 126 Followers

I live in Southern Oregon wine country with my husband and two cats. We found Naked Wines through my sister-in-law who has been telling me about the "club" for months. We're looking forward to getting our first 1/2 case and checking out the wines. We are into bold and complex reds - Zin, Syrah, Tempranillo and Malbec.

linda Alli
1,940 Posts • 1,303 Likes • 111 Followers

““I’m a wine enthusiast. The more wine I drink, the more enthusiastic I get!” – Anonymous

Rick Brumm Naked in South Carolina
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Loving my Naked Wines in Hilton Head Island, SC, formally Chicago, IL