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Nova Cadamatre

Nova Cadamatre

Director of Winemaking

Canandaigua Winery – Constellation Brands

Nova Cadamatre is the first female winemaker in the US to achieve the title of Master of Wine and one of only four American winemakers to do so.  Currently she resides in the beautiful Finger Lakes of upstate NY with her husband, Brian, and son, Nathaniel. By day she is Director of Winemaking for Canandaigua Winery for whom she makes the 240 Days wines; a Riesling, dry Rose, and Cabernet Franc. By night, she is the owner of Trestle Thirty One, a high end boutique wine brand making age worthy dry Riesling.  In 2014, Cadamatre was named to Wine Enthusiast’s Top 40 under 40 list and has numerous 90+ scoring wines to her credit. She also won the Taransaud Award for top performance in the production and handling of wine theory papers for the Master of Wine exam.

Originally from Greer, South Carolina, Cadamatre began her career in wine after moving to New York to pursue horticulture. 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 with many iconic wineries including Beringer, Chateau St. Jean, Chateau Souverain, and most recently at Robert Mondavi Winery.  There she was the red winemaker focusing on Cabernet Sauvignon from the iconic To Kalon Vineyard.  Nova is a WSET Alumni, blogger, wine writer, Ningxia Winemaker Challenge contestant, and is active on social media. Follow her on her blog at www.novacadamatre.com, on Twitter @NovaCadamatre, on Instagram @nova_cadamatre, and follow her wine brand at www.trestle31.com