Our interview with Michael Scholz, VP of Winemaking and Vineyards at St. Supery Estate was recorded last Thursday, while fires were still threatening the north part of the Valley. It’s been a few years since we last sat down and spoke with Michael and I wish it could have been in person and I wish he had no worries about fires in the Valley. But this is 2020. On a bright note, Michael is always fun to chat with and it was just nice to get caught up. You can visit donatenow.networkforgood.org/NVCF to help out. Or check out our newsletter which shows a link to help victims of the Glass Fire.

You can also hear Michael on our Vino Lingo segment defining the term “Angry Ants”

Learn more by visiting www.stsupery.com

Written by Ray Fister


  1. Sheryl Johnson October 10, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Great interview with Michael Scholz, VP Winemaking for St. Supery Vineyards & Winery. How kind of him to take the time during this most difficult time here in the Napa Valley. I appreciated and learned quite a bit from his discussion of the wildfires and their effects on Dollarhide Ranch and St. Supery’s 2020 vintage. Having worked at St. Supery for five years (a while ago), I recall that Michael’s discussions and clear explanations, even about quite technical details, seem approachable, relatable, and understandable, and this interview was no exception. He is a great winemaker and a genuinely kind person. Thanks so much for this podcast!

  2. Ray Fister October 12, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Thank you for your kind words Sheryl! cheers, ray