Now that we are welcoming in 2021, we want to look back at some of the special moments from last year. It was quite a year, to say the least! If there’s one thing that 2020 taught us, it is to have gratitude for what is happening in the moment: sunrises, harvest, and family dinner around the table. 2020 was a year of many firsts for our family. We asked ourselves, “What do we want to do this year that we can look back in 10 years and celebrate the decisions that we made?” The littlest things took on even more meaning this year. Everything from vineyard pruning to commitments to new vineyards to refining our current process and everything in between. And now as we taste through some of the barrel samples, we know that every single bottle labeled with 2020 will have a story to tell. Read on for some of our favorite moments of the year.
We launched curbside pick up.
We got some new additions to the uniform, with the same friendly faces underneath!
We spruced up the patio and upper lawn for safe outdoor tastings.
We built a greenhouse!
Our farm was incredibly healthy.
And so were our vines!
We introduced some incredible new vintages.
After 16 years, we reintroduced Cabernet Franc to our portfolio.
We launched the new Claret Club! Curated for those who love Matthews wine any day of the week.
We donated all profits from our #MatthewsAtHome 3-packs to Mary's Place, a shelter that helps hundreds of families in the Seattle area with food, shelter, community support and advocacy.
Food + Wine + People = Community. That has always been our formula. Since we couldn't invite you to our table last year, we launched our weekly family meal boxes so we could still be a part of your table! You also shared all of your experiences with us via the hashtag #MatthewsAtHome.
We might not have been in the same room, but that didn't mean we couldn't celebrate the little things together.
We announced that Champoux Vineyards would be featured in our wines for the very first time. You can tell we're happy about it.
We worked around the clock to make your hours happy, and to bring you the best that Washington has to offer!
We had an incredible 2020 harvest, adding to another beautiful string of vintages for our family.
We watched a few sunrises...and sunsets.
We are wishing you a healthy year ahead. Stay tuned for more surprises coming in 2021!