Tariff Talk with Matt Licklider and David Hinkle

Tariff Talk with Harmon Skurnik & David Hinkle

The perspective of American vintners is such an important piece of the conversation. In this Tariff Talk, we sat down with Matt Licklider of LIOCO Wine Company to discuss potential impacts that are on the horizon, touching on:

  • The absence of up-to-date information on this topic
  • The synergy between American and European producers in the global landscape
  • How Matt’s lineup of wines have a distinctive European inspiration behind them

For the unfamiliar, LIOCO is a winery owned and operated by the Licklider family, where husband-and-wife duo Matt and Sara focus on traditional European winegrowing practices to produce beautiful, nuanced California wines. They seek out vineyard sites with tougher soil, older vines, and some stress-producing aspect (altitude, extreme temperature, poor soil, etc).

Inspired by traditional European winegrowing practices, they sought out vineyard sites with tougher soil, older vines, and some stress-producing aspect (altitude, extreme temperature, poor soil, etc).

The grapes are shepherded from bud to bottle in the least intrusive way possible producing some of the most focused, balanced Chardonnay and Pinot Noir coming from exceptional vineyards spanning 200-miles and three counties (Santa Cruz, Sonoma, and Mendocino).