Nova Cadamatre is one of three winemakers for Robert Mondavi Winery, focusing on red Bordeaux varieties and Pinot Noir. She joined the team in 2013 and works alongside Director of Winemaking Genevieve Janssens.
As one of the first graduates of Cornell’s Viticulture and Enology program in 2006, Nova relocated to California to assume a number of winemaking roles, including the launch of key sparkling wine programs. Most recently she has been working as luxury winemaker on Souverain, Emma Pearl, and various other luxury brands.
Originally from Greer, South Carolina, Cadamatre began her career in wine after moving to New York to pursue horticulture. Nova earned her WSET Diploma in 2010. She is currently studying for the Master of Wine and was awarded the 2011 AXA Millésimes Scholarship to travel to France to be immersed in Bordeaux, Sauternes, and Burgundy. She lives in Calistoga with her husband Brian and son Nathaniel.