Winemaking is complex. Then consider running an efficient cellar with various clients and a non-stop array of intersecting operations: Beyond complex. Michael combines two decades of winemaking and cellar management operations to hone in on efficiencies and run a well-choreographed cellar team—all while considering the best scenarios for the wine.
When he’s not in the cellar, you can follow the smoke signals to find Michael acting as the pitmaster for the many great meals he prepares for his family and friends.
Matt considers viticulture and winemaking to be a natural convergence of logic and processing with a dash of art. After studying Agricultural Systems Management at University of Missouri, Matt’s experience began in the Missouri wine industry before traveling to California for a harvest internship with Pisoni Family Vineyards in 2007. After that harvest he was hooked on the travel and exchanging of ideas with other winemakers, and continued on to make wine in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and South Africa. When Matt is not consumed by grapes and harvest equipment, you can find him protecting the puck in the occasional hockey game at Snoopy’s Home Ice.
Jeff loves making wine—and considers himself a lifelong student of enology. It’s the craft that his father inspired him to explore, study and pursue since he was just a toddler. Through his role as a winemaker, Jeff developed a passion for exchanging information and insights with the winemaking community, all with the goal of driving for higher quality wine and methods. This is the inspiration from which he and his family established the dedicated Gravity Wine House facility in Sonoma County.