Michael Zollo grew up in wine. His father and grandfather made wine in their basement sharing the art with young Michael. After seven years as a home winemaker in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, he had the opportunity to go to California to pursue his hobby and passion professionally. His wine making skills were furthered with under the tutelage of Jacques Mercier at Solune Winegrowers.
Zollo looked east and met the Crow Vineyard team in mid-April 2017. According to Zollo, “I am enthusiastic to be named Winemaker at Crow Vineyard and look forward to establishing the Chesapeake Bay Area as the next great wine region”. Zollo will work with Crow’s wine consultant John Levenberg to explore new techniques for the betterment of Chesapeake Eastern Shore wines. He loves to sing in the winery, especially while cleaning tanks because of the amazing acoustics. Per Zollo part of making great wine is a fun and fantastically clean winery.
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