Matt Buoncristiani - Co-Founder/Managing Partner
Matt received his Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from St. Mary's College in Moraga, California. In pursuit of a career in Cardiac Rehabilitation, he attended East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and completed a Masters of Science degree in 1995. While living in San Francisco and working in the medical field, Matthew traveled home to Napa on the weekends to make wine during the harvest season. After three years working in cardiac rehabilitation, Matthew forfeited his position at the hospital and moved to Florence, Italy where he studied language, wine, and "la dolce vita"! Upon his return to the Napa Valley in 1999, the four brothers established Buoncristiani Family Winery and began managing small vineyards in Napa.
Matt worked in wine production at the prestigious Rudd Estate Winery in Oakville for more than five years before becoming the Cellar Master at Caldwell Winery. In 2009 Matt took on the roll of Managing Partner for Buoncristiani Family Winery and now devotes his time solely to Buoncristiani introducing wine lovers throughout the world to Buoncristiani wines. The experience of working at premium wineries in the Napa Valley provides all four brothers with invaluable viticultural and wine production knowledge. The experience also reinforces the Buoncristiani Family Winery’s highest standard of excellence.