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Municipal Wines Meet the Winemaker

   



Matt Froude - Winemaker

If you speak to Matt, his passion for wine is so pronounced that itís hard to imagine him doing anything else, however this is far from reality. He has had more vocations than he has hot breakfasts. From environmental engineer and tour guide, to managing English schools in Asia, Matt is a Jack of all trades. In 2009, after almost 10 years living in Asia, Matt returned to Australia to study winemaking.

In the few years following his return to Australia Matt completed his degree in winemaking and managed vintages at Yarra Yering and Debortoli in the Yarra Valley, Argyle in Oregon USA, Craggy Range in Hawkes Bay New Zealand, Pierre Gailard in the Northern Rhone France and Wine by Sam in the Strathbogie Ranges. Matt chose these regions due to his passion for cool climate winemaking and the production of food friendly low alcohol wines, in particular cool climate Shiraz.

Since graduation Matt has worked at multiple wineries in winemaker and winemaking consultant roles and at the same time has been focused on getting Municipal Wines up and running. A desire to make an elegant food friendly Tempranillo lead to another overseas vintage in Rioja Spain followed by one in Yamanashi Japan with Matt's focus on making elegant and varietal Cabernet Franc.

Matt has now stepped away from his previous roles to focus on Municipal Wines and his winemaking consultant duties. Matt is also very passionate about Sake. He recently had the opportunity to work at a sake brewery in Shiga, Japan and has plans to add quality sake to the Municipal wines offering.


 




Municipal Wines Matt Froude
 

 

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