Winemaker, Conn Creek Winery
Mike McGrath graduated from U.C. Davis with a degree in fermentation science in 1978 and worked at Grgich Hills until 1980. Mike traveled to Australia and worked in the McLaren Vale for Wynn Winery and Chateau Douglas, then returned to California to work at William Hill. In 1986, McGrath joined the winemaking team at Conn Creek and became the head winemaker in 2007.
Country born: United States
Education: UC Davis, B.S. Fermentation Science
Mentors: Andre Tchelistcheff, Jed Steele, Miljenko Grgich and Ric Foreman
Years in the wine industry: 30+ years
"Every vintage is a journey."