MEET OUR PEOPLE
Michael David Winery / Winemaker
HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN MAKING WINE?
I’ve been making wine for 21 years.
WHAT IS ONE ASPECT OF YOUR CAREER WHICH MIGHT SURPRISE PEOPLE?
Winemaking is really about farming.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU’D LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT LODI?
The weather is absolutely exquisite, and the community is even better.
HOW HAS THE LODI WINE REGION CHANGED OVER THE YEARS?
Love for the region from Californians has grown considerably.
WHO HAS BEEN THE MOST INFLUENTIAL MENTOR IN YOUR CAREER? WHY?
To name a few: my Dad, Ken Fugelsang, Roy Thornton, Marco Capelli, Doug Fletcher, Adam Mettler, Dave Phillips, Mike Phillips, Kevin Phillips. They have all dedicated their lives to winemaking as much as I have and share their experience freely.
IF YOU COULD MEET ANYONE, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD THAT BE AND WHY?
Three of my grandparents who passed before I was born; I only knew my biological grandpa.
WHAT IS THE LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
The Incredibles 2.
WHAT CHORE DO YOU ABSOLUTELY HATE DOING?