Dave Phillips (aka “David”)
Co-Owner & President
Early adopter of farmer’s markets, underage winemaker, long distance runner, UC Davis alum, champion of Lodi Wines, cork dork, brother, husband, father, outdoor enthusiast.
Working the family farm and vineyards from a young age, Dave returned to Lodi in 1989 after graduation, a job in the wine cork industry, and backpacking the world. Since then, he’s combined his love of our wines with his love of travelling by overseeing distribution from just one state to all 50, then onto 32 countries!
David’s approach to winemaking is “no nonsense, common sense.” When asked about Michael David Winery’s techniques, David replied, “No matter what kinds of crazy stories you’ve heard, you can’t make wine with robots. Well maybe you can, we’ve actually never tried it. The real humans on our winemaking team, while slightly less good at some things (e.g. The Robot), are just really good at the delicate balance of farming, science, and intuition that is making our wine. Which is something we can all agree R2D2 really sucked at.”
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Meet David Phillips at Wine ConneXtion on Saturday, October 12th from 1:00PM-5:00PM.