Who are the Wine Country Craftsman?!

Wine Country Craftsman is 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.

The proud owner and operator of Wine Country Craftsman, Mr. Weiss crafts unique wine barrel furniture pieces, retired wine vine decor, wine barrel cellars, and custom woodworking projects all with a staunch attention to detail. Drawing inspiration from his time with the Walt Disney Company, and his original design company which focused on custom wine cellars, "bulletproof" bars, and exotic theme rooms.

As someone who values the power of traveling, preserving local culture, architecture, cuisine and traditions, Michael feels closer to the earth now more than ever before. SO much so, that Wine Country Craftsman is 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 including century-old grapevines, retired wine barrels, and additional upcycled winemaking remnants. For Michael, nothing is more important than ensuring that every single piece his team designs and fabricates are exquisetly built works of art.

These unique products have been showcased on national television, and featured in wineries and galleries across the country. Not to mention the endless mentions in magazines, articles, and blogs. With 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.


In His Own Words...

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 see what we’re all about!



Meet our team of craftspeople!

We’re so happy that you chose to shop with Wine Country Craftsman to purchase your fine art, your next wine cellar, or your new custom-made piece of home décor. Every designer, artist, and fabricator on our team works to ensure that our products are always of the highest quality, both physically and aesthetically. We understand just how much our products mean to our customers, and we always do everything we can to inject some peace, love, and happiness into every piece that we hand craft.

Our Team is full of energetic, exciting, and enthusiastic professionals with a wide range of backgrounds, knowledge, skills, and experience. And guess what? Our dogs work with us too! Being a family is all about inviting others in – and for that very reason, we’d like to take a moment to invite you into the Wine Country Craftsman family! 

Take a look below, hear from our team members, get to know the people who crafted your new piece, and say hello when you see us at the shop. We would Love to meet you!


 Michael Weiss - Owner / Designer / Artist / Creative Madman
I love nothing more than designing and building works of art. In fact, as a full time artist, I am living my dream these days, and nothing pleases me more than living fully, utterly, and completely in the moment.


 Lance - Woodworker, Laser Engraver, All Around Badass
Lance is a funny guy – always has been and he always will be. He’s one of our skilled woodworkers and he’s also pretty handy with a laser – go figure! His hobbies include illustration, photography, astronomy, cooking, reading, motorcycles, more reading, questionable internet searches, deleting browser history, and occasional delusions of grandeur. Mountains always trump the beach for Lance, and books always stand tall over movies.


 Eli - Master Welder / Artist
Eli thinks of metal as fluid and is insanely talented. His attention to detail is staggering and loves tinkering on stuff, fishing, and going out 4-wheeling.


 Jess - Maker
Jess is one of our youngest and also one of our most experienced. She kicks ass at everything and is a sponge for knowledge. An avid animal rescuer, she has more than 100 animals at home including horses, cats, dogs, sheep, chickens, and more.


 The Captain - Shop Cat / Resident Mouser
The Captain was abandoned near our shop and we took him in, fixed him up, and now, he's the chief cat at the shop. He’s super friendly, never gets enough attention, and is especially good at deleting emails. Check him out on our Instagram!


 Agnes - Michael's Dog
Our most recent rescue, she is the Princess of the shop. Her cuteness notwithstanding, she is an expert level fly killer.


 Val - Lance's Dog
Super sweet Val is a one man dog and is never more than a foot away from Lance.
 Dio - Jess's Dog
Another one of our rescue dogs, Dio is Jess's and he is just a serious love bug! Start petting him and he instantly drops and presents his little belly to rub. Gets along with everyone and our resident cat the Captain!

 Jess's Dog


Contact Us!!

The best way to get a hold of us is via email. As a small shop, we’re always busy! It may take us a few business days to get back to you, but trust us – we always do everything we can to address our customers quickly and in a timely manner.  

For any questions regarding order placement, order status, or any other general inquiry or concern that you may have, please reach out to us and let a member of our team do everything they can to assist you. We’ll always do our absolute best to help!

Thank you for your patience – trust us, we think you’ll feel that it was worth the wait.


Office Hours 

8am - 5pm PST, Monday through Friday

By appointment only on Saturday.

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Mailing Address:

Wine Country Craftsman
PO Box 5294
Paso Robles, CA 93447


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