Creator of LATERAL blend and Founder of LATERAL brand. Considered one of the top Bordeaux-style winemakers in the state.
Country born: USA
Education: BA in International Relations from UC Davis in 1979.
Certified Wine Judge by State of California in 1984
Former President Santa Cruz Mountains Viticulture Assoc.
Years in the wine industry: 30+ years
Honors / Awards:
National Champion Cabernet Sauvignon by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 1984.
Best of Show - California State Fair
Best of Show - LA County Fair
Best Of Show -Santa Cruz County Fair
Best Of Show - West Coast Wine Competition
Twice awarded 93 Pts by the Wine Spectator for 1985 and 2008 vintages.
Served 12 years as judge at the Orange County Wine Competition.
Served as Judge at California State Fair.
For Marty Mathis, veteran winemaker at Kathryn Kennedy Winery, Lateral has been a continual pursuit of
quality. Nearly twenty years ago, with the fine wines of St. Emillion Bordeaux as his inspiration, Mathis set
out to create a balanced, luxurious blend from the finest grapes he could access. His inspiration has never
wavered, leading him finally in 2008 to select Napa Valley vineyards, including well-known names such as
Robert Sinskey, Yount Mill and Pat Garvy.