Matt Iaconis - Owner, Winemaker - Delta Wines and Brick & Mortar
Ep. 24 - Matt Iaconis, Owner and Winemaker at Delta Wines and Brick & Mortar joins the show to discuss his journey and how he went from wanting to be an astronaut to making wine. The discussion touches on the power of small decisions, resilience, having a short memory, and the power of community and helping others."We make all these decisions throughout the day. You don't know which one is the one...Those small decisions, it's a ripple effect...(that) just cascades throughout life.""To be successful, you really need to have a short memory because you can really fester on the bad stuff easily, and in general, those are where you start to make real big mistakes."
This episode features Matt Iaconis of the husband and wife team that is Brick and Mortar Wines. Our conversation covers the development of Brick and Mortar, the winemaking decisions that accompany its stylistics goals, and then focuses on the process and equipment involved in packaging wine into aluminum cans. Matt is also a winemaker with Naked Wines. His description of working with Naked Wines is a great accompaniment to my earlier podcast with the folks from Naked (Ep. 65). Matt and his wife, Alexis, are currently developing Delta Wines, which is a brand dedicated to supporting the environmental organizations they care about. Each purchased bottle of Delta Wines will have $1 donated to those environmental organizations. LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Brick and Mortar Wines Matt’s Instagram video of canning Brick and Mortar Wines Antica Napa Valley Joullian Vineyards and Winery - Carmel, California The Restaurant at Meadowood - Napa, CA Cape Mentelle, Margaret River, Australia Ball Corporation Food Technical Services - For canning Delta Wines - website forthcoming Naked Wines - Link includes $100 off upon sign up Questions? Comments? Let me know what you think: firstname.lastname@example.org if you learn something from the collection of podcasts at Inside Winemaking, please considering donating to support the show. Paypal links at the bottom of the Inside Winemaking homepage. Every small donation is helpful. The Inside Winemaking Podcast on iTunes And Stitcher Radio Too