Michael Long, son of Larry and Linda, and Head Winemaker- Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude from Fresno State University with a Bachelors of Science in Enology. Michael was just 15 years old when his parents purchased the land that Amador Cellars now sits on. His love and passion for grape growing and winemaking blossomed as he began to learn more about the process and gained an appreciation for what it takes to make a nice bottle of wine. Michael began working in the vineyard as a teenager and gradually became more involved in other aspects of the business, including working side by side with father and winemaker, Larry. Michael became the Assistant Winemaker in 2008 and held the position for 5 years prior to taking the reins from his father as Head Winemaker in 2013. Michael is also very involved with the grape growing and farming, and you may find him pouring in the tasting room and at events from time to time.