Founded in 1996, Michael Quinn created a boutique winery (CA-BW #6421) located on the westside of the town of Napa, specializing in select small lots of mostly Napa/Sonoma Zinfandels and Napa Cabernet from fruit grown with sustainable and eco-friendly techniques. Our award winning wines can be found in some of the top restaurants and wine shops in the country.
The premium lots for MICHAEL-SCOTT WINERY are quite small (typically 300-500 cases of each, sometimes only 100 or so cases) compared to what most commercial brands produce. We make the smaller lots at the Brown's Valley property located just to the west of the town of Napa, while utilizing a couple other facilities for our larger production wines as well as the private label brands.
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 80s 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.