Michael’s approach to winemaking, as well as life, is rooted in bringing together daily experiences, great and small, to create something magical. It shows in his welcoming smile and genuine excitement to share his lovely wines with others.
Prior to landing in Napa in the 1980’s, Michael was on the Engineering track, both of which were a big leap from life growing up working on his family’s ranch in Colorado.
“I feel like I’ve always been in motion, branding cows and driving hay trucks since the age of four. Ranch work taught me old-time craft skills, the love of tinkering with farm equipment and how to grow crops in uncertain weather, all of which prepared me for cultivating grapes and the process of winemaking.”
For his Winemaker Weekend, Michael has chosen a full spectrum of wines that include something for every palate. Our very own Chef Tony is creating a variety of food pairings to honor Michael’s craftsmanship and playful personality. Look back to Michael’s Winemaker Dinner Menu from last year to see what types of dishes where inspired by these wines 35 years in the making.
Michael Trujillo is a name known for producing some of the best boutique wines from the Napa Valley. With 35 years of winemaking experience and a great story to go along with it, this will be an event to remember.
Here’s hoping you can join us for a delicious weekend filled with delightful stories!
Packages and Reservations
Lodge Room packages start at $1,270.00* for two people for Michael Trujillo’s Winemaker Weekend and include Friday and Saturday night lodging in a Lodge King or Double Queen room, breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning, Friday night’s wine tasting reception with small bites, and Saturday night’s four course dinner with wine pairing.
To reserve your package call (209)379-2373 or email and a reservation specialist will assist you with your arrangements.
*Lodge Suite packages start at $1,350 for two people. One-bedroom Hillside Villa packages start at $1,300 for two people. Two-bedroom Hillside Villa packages start at $2,110 for four people. Rates do not include tax.