Matt Trevisan is one of the true trailblazers of the wine world, producing some of the most astonishing wines from the Paso Robles ‘grand cru’ of Willow Creek. He co-founded Linne Calodo with Saxum’s Justin Smith in 1998 and farms his vineyards sustainably with a real emphasis on organic practices using some biodynamic processes too.
Linne Calodo wines are incredibly complex. However, Matt’s other side is slightly mischievous and playful and he wanted to express this with a separate label that offered something completely different and perfect for opening straight away – this became his ‘Slacker Wines’ label.
Matt’s winemaking style is a balance of science and art, not shy of experimentation and altering his approach to work with each vintage. It’s also one that leading him to the very top of his game and comparisons to the greats of the Rhône Valley (Josh Reynolds likens him to Jean-Louis Chave!). Volumes are low, but all of the reds and whites are sold out in their entirety every year, such is the demand. Four Corners has the first ever UK allocation.
The Slacker logo is of a pair of scissors cutting a corner. As Matt says: "Slackers have been known to cut corners sometimes in search of a good time. Consider the Slacker wines part of that search."
‘Linne Calodo’ (pronounced 'lynn-eh ka-lodo') is the name of the distinct limestone-based soil type found in the Willow Creek AVA, high in calcium and marine fossils, perfect for GSM varietals.