March 2017 News from Michaud Vineyard

News from the Vineyard!

Did you catch the article “The Hidden Treasures of Monterey” in Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Dec. 2016? Michaud Vineyard was highlighted, and we are proud to share some current wine reviews:

2014 Pinot Noir – 93 Points 2013 Pinot Noir – 93 Points
2013 Chardonnay – 92 Points 2010 Chardonnay – 92 Points
2014 Syrah – 91 Points 2015 Marsanne – 90 Points

The tasting room at Michaud Vineyard (in the Chalone AVA, next to the Pinnacles National Park), is open by appointment only, until completion. 95% of the remodel construction is complete. The last details of refinishing the floor, painting the interior and pouring a patio slab in the front are in the works. We are pleased with the down-home atmosphere, and rustic experience it will offer.

We have already had two special visitors. Julien Michaud, Director of Finance, Westin Maui (no relation!), and his parents from Savoie, France. Julien’s father, Pierre owns a restaurant and hotel in France, and plans to put Michaud Vineyard wines on his wine list offering.


(Aengus and Heather at the new tasting room.)

Aengus Wagner, Wine Director at Nepente in Big Sur, also visited our new tasting room. He has been a fan of Michaud Vineyard and Chalone wines for a long time.  Likewise, Nepente is one of Michael’s favorite spots in Big Sur. Look for us at the Big Sur Wine and Food Festival at Carmel-by-the-sea Nov. 2 – 4, 2017.

Looking for a wonderful afternoon outing? Chalone Vineyard’s tasting room is open again to the public. As many of you know, Michael was the winemaker and general manager at Chalone Vineyard 1979 – 1997. 1997 – present Michael has worked his own vineyard and label. Michael is back consulting at Chalone Vineyard, and working with their outstanding winemaker Gianni Abate.

Take a picnic with you and visit Chalone Vineyard and, down the street, Michaud Vineyard (be sure to call ahead for an appointment: 408-602-1960). It’s a breathtakenly beautiful area, and less than a 2 hour drive from the Bay Area.



Please Save-the-Date for our Wild Flower Walk and Picnic

at the Vineyard on Saturday,

May 20th, 11:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Details coming soon!


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