Originally from Chile and with a first career as a Motion Graphics Designer, Michael was trained in winemaking at UC Davis, California. His passion for the art and science of wine has taken his career to some very special places in the world, including in Chile, New Zealand, and the United States. Finally, he arrived in Canada, coming to British Columbia for the 2017 vintage, and he has stayed ever since.
Drawn to the unique Similkameen terroir, and always passionate for wines where land, people and winegrowing are regarded as key factors for making fine wine, Michael joined the Clos du Soleil team in 2023.
When away from the cellar or vineyard, Michael is not only a fan of photography and cinema, but also keeps himself busy enjoying all that the BC outdoors has to offer, plus his favourite thing of all: going to rock gigs!