Staff Spotlight

Michael Elliott

After finishing his degree in Fermentation Science at UC Davis, Mike arrived in Napa Valley in 1979 as the Assistant Winemaker at Spring Mountain Vineyards in St. Helena. Shortly after his marriage to Sue, they moved to the Finger Lakes of New York State where he made award-winning Chardonnays and Rieslings. Moving back to Napa in 1986, Mike worked for Groth Vineyards and Winery and Newton Vineyard before starting his own Cabernet Sauvignon brand in 1992. Mike has been with our company since 2000 and covers W. Washington, Oregon, Napa Valley and Australia. Mike and Sue live in Napa with their daughter Kelsey.

Territories: Napa and Lake Counties as well as the Sierra foothills, the Bay Area region including Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties, Oregon, Western Washington and British Columbia. Also handles Australia.

Featured Product

Deep Toast

This proprietary production regime uniquely employs fire, water and air to raise the stavewood toasting temperature above that of our other two methods. Chocolate, toffee and fine almond nuances help you make wines you thought could only be made from French oak barrels.

Available formats: 225 liter, 265 liter and 300 liter.




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