Winemaker, Bella Union
Michael Accurso has served as the winemaker for Bella Union Winery since 2018. Born and Raised in the Napa Valley, Michael’s passion for wine came naturally and his depth of experience in both the cellar and the vineyards gives him unique insight in crafting wines for Bella Union. Over his career, Michael has had the fortune to work in a variety of regions, both domestically and abroad—from Napa Valley and the Russian River Valley, to Mendocino, Paso Robles and even Argentina. Before joining the Far Niente Family of Wineries and Vineyards, Michael spent four years at Goldeneye Winery beginning first as the Assistant Winemaker before ultimately rising the ranks with the title of Winemaker. Prior to taking the helm at Goldeneye, he spent several years in Vineyard Management roles with both Ardzrooni Vineyard Management and DAOU Vineyards. Michael obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business, with a minor in Wine in Viticulture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2010.
Country born: United States
Years in the wine industry: 9 years