You can call me Mike or Michael, I'm easy. I'm a winemaker and fermented beverage specialist who loves exploring innovative and traditional approaches to winemaking. I also love sparkly clean stainless steel, sunsets on the crushpad, the ocean, and the outdoors in general. I was born and raised in California. I’m an optimist and a storyteller. I'm a husband and father. I have a room full of surfboards at my house. I have hundreds of pictures from around the world but many more memories of the people I've met and experiences we've shared.