When Michael Michaud started Michaud Vineyards in the Chalone AVA, his only neighbor was the property that bears the region’s name. His initial campaign was a stunning success, and immediately earned his winery national recognition.
Michaud’s wines have won many awards and 90+ point rankings from major magazines and wine critics. One of the distinguishing moments for Michaud Vineyards was when James Laube included their Chalone Chardonnays in his Great Chardonnays of California List.
These accolades and accomplishments can be attributed to Michaud himself. He does all of the winemaking himself, and has a plays a large role in the management of his vineyards.
Michaud’s involvement in every aspect of the grape growing winemaking process has enabled him to exert full control over his production. This has translated into small quantities of premium quality wine.
Michaud Vineyard’s flagship wine is without question their Estate Chardonnay. But they also produce several other wines which are noteworthy including Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, and Syrah.