Newfound captures our dream to become first generation grape growers and wine producers. This was the mission when Matt Naumann, Jonathan Sykes & Audra Chapman purchased our 40-acre ranch and small winery in the Sierra Foothills. It is a journey of endless discovery; one in which we can work with varietals that inspire us and growers that share our convictions, while also laying the foundation for this grand mission on our ranch.
Matt began his winery career in Lodi, California in 2003. Most recently, Matt spent the last 10 years working at Failla Wines where he began as an assistant winemaker and vineyard employee and worked his way up to General Manager. He is a winemaking minimalist and produces wines of sincere authenticity.