MATTHEW LANE

Southcorp Wines, The Americas


Matthew Lane is the consummate wine ambassador. Having been involved in the wine industry since he was a high school student in Australia, Matt has many accomplishments under his belt at age 31. He is a two-time winner of the South Australian chapter of the exclusive Vin de Champagne award, and was named South Australian Sommelier of the year for 2001. He has also been a guest wine, food & sensory lecturer at the University of Adelaide, considered one of Australia’s top wine training colleges

At Southcorp, Matt provides wine education on a global staff for both company staff and clients. He provides a comprehensive education and training to distributors, trade and company staff throughout the Americas, sharing his talents for imparting the nuances and appreciation for the craft of winemaking. Matt has experience in extensive sensory tasting, winemaking, testing and training with Southcorp’s top winemakers, and has worked vintages in both Australia and France.

Additionally, Matt has passed the Australian Advanced Wine Judges and Sensory Evaluation courses, as well as the pre-entrance course for the Master of Wine program (Australian chapters).

Prior to Southcorp, Matt worked at Penfolds’ prestigious Magill Estate restaurant in Adelaide, Australia as Head Sommelier & Senior Wine Educator for over four years.

Matt’s previous work includes working as a guest Sommelier at Charlie Trotters in Chicago and the Lanesborough Hotel in London.

Matt currently lives in Napa, California.

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