Michael-Scott Wines
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  • Region : Napa Valley
  • Founded : 1996
  • Country : USA
Tale Of The Grape Vintner's Story

Founded in 1996, Michael Quinn created a boutique winery (CA-BW #6421) located on the west side of the town Napa that specialized in select small lots of mostly Napa/Sonoma Zinfandels and Napa Cabernet, from fruit grown with sustainable and eco-friendly techniques. The winery’s award-winning wines can be found in some of the top restaurants and wine shops in the United States.

The production lots for Michael-Scott Winery are quite small (typically 400-600 cases of each) compared to what most commercial brands produce. While the Brown’s Valley property that is located just to the west of the town of Napa is bonded, they produce their wines at Artesa Winery, in the Carneros Region, only a few miles from the Brown’s Valley property.

Michael Quinn, Sr., a Napa native, began his career in Viticulture, at a young age in 1975 with the Mondavi family at Charles Krug Winery. Five years later he was Vineyard Manager of the historic Stanly Ranch in the early 80’s growing Pinot Noir for Beaulieu Vineyards and Domaine Chandon. From there Michael moved into the sales and marketing side of the business with a fine wine distributor in Northern California. After that he consulted and handled national sales for a number of smaller Northern California wineries.

In 1996, Michael-Scott became a reality. Michael Quinn, the sole owner, is mostly involved in the day to day operations with an emphasis on production, national sales, and marketing. Being a small winery, Michael is required to wear a number of different hats each day to produce the finest wines from carefully selected fruit sources.