About Us

About Us

 

Wine Country Craftsman is just the latest artistic venture of local artist Michael Weiss. As our Master Craftsman and Creative Madman, Michael began developing his unique vision and skills early on in life when his mother, a professional woodworker, fostered his interest in fine craftsmanship, art, and functional design.

Michael, a full-time artist, proudly owns and operates Wine Country Craftsman and works to craft some of the finest furniture pieces, wine cabinets/cellars, and custom woodworking projects with a staunch attention to detail. Going back to his roots, Michael continues to draw inspiration for his furniture pieces from his history working for the Walt Disney Company, as well as his first entrepreneurial endeavor, where he designed custom wine cellars, eclectic bars, and exotic theme rooms.

And as someone who values the power of traveling, studying local culture, experiencing local architecture, cuisine, and traditions, Michael has felt closer to the earth than ever before. SO much so, that he was sure to make Wine Country Craftsman a sustainable business focused on the environment, green technology, and conversation.

Today, Wine Country Craftsman specializes in designing and manufacturing customized furniture and home décor using sourced materials like century-old grapevines, retired wine barrels, and additional upcycled winemaking materials. For Michael, nothing is more important to him than ensuring that the products his team designs and the products that his business manufacturers are top of the line works of art – all on their own.

Wine Country Craftsman products have been showcased on TV, have been featured in galleries all across the country, and have been referenced, reviewed, or recommended in a number of magazines, articles, and blogs. With each and every bit of recognition, Michael points to his family history, his exceptional team, and his devotion to quality and detail, which is something that ultimately allows Wine Country Craftsman to stand out and shine brighter than any of today’s custom woodworking businesses.

A Word From Michael:

Being a full time artist is a whole lot of fun!

A few years ago, I started my little company out of my garage, just like most people. And again, like most people, I had no idea what I was doing. Struggling for space, I just wanted to design and build fun items after a lifetime of designing and building for others. So, I finally made the jump to becoming artist and never looked back.

When I opened my very first shop, it was just my dog and I spending every waking minute of every day together. I did everything from creating art, organizing the shop, and writing emails, to scrubbing the toilet and sweeping up endless amounts of dirt and dust. As demand for my art increased, I found other talented and crazy artists who actually share in my vision. From there, I began surrounding myself with fun, positive people and dogs to create world-class art and designs.

Our shop is located in the heart of wine country and truly is a one of a kind place. Not a lot of shops have disco balls and water gun stations! And we have so much fun, it’s like a bunch of five year old kids with power tools. Everything we create is made to order, so it’s the perfect fit for your home or business and we are proud to be 100% green and made in the USA.

So, if you’re ready to see everything that we have to offer, come on over to Wine Country Craftsman and see what we’re all about!