The farmer works to produce the best crop possible, knowing once it leaves their hands, they no longer have control. The winemaker, regardless of skill and ability, can only work with what comes through the winery doors.
Matt Hardin, a 6th generation Napa Valley resident and farmer, is owner and managing partner of Matthew Wallace Wines and Hardin Vineyard Management. Matt enjoys putting his expertise to work farming both ultra premium grapes for his private clients and several sites that make up the base for the Caterwaul Napa bottling.
Thomas Rivers Brown, winemaker for some of Napa and Sonoma’s most iconic labels (Schrader Cellars, Outpost and his own Rivers-Marie & Aston Estate), has more than 50 100-point wines to his resume.
Working together for many years over many different projects, a friendship was developed. Out of that friendship the idea of working together, utilizing the strengths of the other, Caterwaul was born.