Michael Chupp - Associate Winemaker
Mike joined the Rutherford Wine Company winemaking team in the Spring of 2015.
A graduate of U.C. Davis with a B.S. Degree in Fermentation Science, his “real world” education came while working his way through school as a wine server in a Sacramento restaurant- experience no university can duplicate!
Mike honed his craft working for several key industry players including Fetzer Vineyards, Global Wine Group and Smith & Hook Winery where he contributed to the creation of the hugely successful Rex Goliath brand.
He brings a unique breath of experience having crafted wines sourced from many of California’s premier growing regions including Lodi, Monterrey and Mendocino Counties, Santa Barbara and Alexander Valley.