' Meet Our Winemakers - Scribner Bend Vineyards

Meet Our Winemakers


Please join us as we welcome Winemaker, Mike Trotta, to the Scribner Bend Team.

Mike grew up in Southern California and studied Microbiology at CSU Northridge.  His fascination with fermentation was ignited there and continued at Fresno State.  In 2000, Mike worked harvest at Bernardus Winery in Carmel Valley and made delicate wines using traditional Burgundian methods.  From there, he worked a vintage at Yalumba Winery (Australian's oldest family-owned winery) and was exposed to large scale production and progressive techniques.  Starting as Assistant Winemaker at Elyse Winery in Napa Valley in 2001, Mike, soon moved into Winemaker and maintained that role until recently.  Mike's approach to winemaking is a balance of the sometimes opposing traditional and progressive styles.

Mike, his wife, Wendy, and their two children reside in Elk Grove.