Michael Clark is the Winemaker, General Manager and co-owner of Clos du Soleil. Originally trained in Theoretical Physics, Michael spent 14 years as a successful investment manager in Canada, the United States, and Europe. It was during his years living in Europe that Michael decided to turn his life-long obsession with wine into his day-job (and, more often than not, his night-job too). It is Michael’s attention to detail which ensures that every bottle of Clos du Soleil wine captures the essential flavours of our land, our seasons, and our vines.
Michael has been trained in winemaking at the University of California, Davis, and has prior winery experience from Geneva, Switzerland, and Bordeaux, France. At Clos du Soleil it is Michael’s goal to marry biodynamic viticulture and the unique terroir of the Similkameen Valley with minimal-intervention winemaking in order to produce wines of authenticity and elegance.
When not working, Michael likes to canoe, ski, spend time with his wonderful family, and read books (a lot of books). Michael is also Chairman of the Similkameen Independent Winegrowers.