Mike was born in Southern California but spent all of his summers in the Napa Valley from the age of 10. He worked on his family's winery operating the tractor, working in the vineyard and the tasting room. Mike will tell you that this is where he developed his passions. "I love wine and I love people. Having the opportunity to combine both at work makes every day feel like play." Mike moved to the Napa Valley full time in 2001.
Along with wine, Mike's passions are first and formost family. He and his family also have a passion for Disneyland. He now heads to Southern California as his schedule allows to dawn his mouse ears and ride the Matterhorn.