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The Winemaker

ANIMALE Winemaker Matt Gubitosa has been making wine since 1991, and has been tasting wine since well before that. With two degrees in Geology, Matt has both the earth science background needed for understanding vineyard dynamics, as well as the requisite grasp of chemistry so critical to fermentation management. But Matt's ardent passion for wine began before school, at home, part of the rich culinary tradition of his Italian-American family. As Matt tells it, "Wine was on the dinner table...every night, along with lots of great food. My parents loved wine with their meals and us kids were always allowed to taste. We grew up hearing great stories about how, for years during Prohibition, grandpa made wine at home, supplying family and many friends." With ANIMALE, Matt now proudly continues the family winemaking tradition.