All About Us

   Small Shop, Large Hearts.

   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 up-cycled winemaking remnants. For Michael, nothing is more important than ensuring that every single piece his team designs and fabricates are exquisitely built works of art!

Michael Weiss - Owner - Wine Country Craftsman

Michael Weiss - Owner / Designer / Artist / Creative Madman
The proud owner and operator of Wine Country Craftsman, Michael 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. 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.
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, 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 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. 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!


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 beat the beach for Lance, and books always stand tall over movies. 


Jess - Maker / Artist
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. She often picks out gifts for each customers order!


 Agnes - Shop Queen


 The Captain / Agnes / Val / Dio / Boo
The Captain was abandoned near our shop and we took him in, fixed him up, and for many years he was the chief cat at the shop. He was super friendly, 'never got enough attention', and was especially good at deleting emails, we miss him everyday.  
Our most recent rescue, Agnes, is the Princess of the shop. Her cuteness notwithstanding, she is an expert level fly killer. Super sweet Val is a one man dog and is never more than a foot away from Lance. 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. Boo is usually napping... all the dogs get along with everyone!


Contact Us


   Any questions regarding order placement, order status, or any other general inquiry, 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 we always do everything we can to address our customers quickly and in a timely manner. Thank you for your patience – trust us, it will be 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 566
Atascadero, CA 93426