As a young boy growing up in chilly Columbus, Ohio, Miguel’s desire to live in a warmer climate eventually led him to sunny California. He attended UCSF Medical School, splitting time between San Francisco and the wine country.
Following plastic surgery training in New York, Miguel returned to the Bay Area to establish his practice. He soon met his wife Becky and started a family. Among other interests, the couple shared a love of wine and wine making.
Twenty-five years ago, they made their first wine: a custom crush. The wine was average—better for dressing a salad than drinking with dinner. Over the years, however, the couple continued to make small lots of wine, focusing exclusively on chardonnay and pinot noir. Their hard work and dedication paid off—the wines continued to improve in structure and complexity.
In 2005, they purchased a 23-acre parcel of prime grape-growing land in the Sonoma Coast Appellation where their dream of creating outstanding wines was realized.