When traveling through the United States, it's like the song goes: you can see mountains, prairies, and oceans, sometimes within the same day.
The cultural, historical, and topographical diversity of these fifty states is what makes America, well, America.
This led to his second family business in 2000, Schmidt Family Vineyards, located in the Applegate Valley.
Currently Schmidt Family Vineyards grows 14 different varietals which are predominately Bordeaux varietals.
In 2003 Michael started at Le Vigne Winery, quickly elevating the quality and reputation of the wines.