High Valley AVA

Matt Hughes, Director of Winemaking, Brassfield Estate Winery

Matt Hughes of Brassfield EstateBeginning his journey in Lake County sixteen years ago, Matt was very excited to continue exploring the potential of our region when he joined the team at Brassfield Estate. He brings a wealth of local experience and a diverse background. He has held positions at Wildhurst Vineyards, Kendall-Jackson, Verite Estate, and most recently Six Sigma Ranch, as Winemaker for eight vintages.

Matt was the founding chair of the Lake County Winery Association and remains an avid promoter of the area, its wines, and the people that produce them.

Matt’s philosophy is built around crafting wines of distinction, allowing the unique properties of the vineyards to shine through and accent the story of each season.