About Michael Shaps

wine maker

Michael Shaps enrolled in the Lyée Viticole de Beaune in Burgundy, France in 1990 and interned at the esteemed Maison Chartron et Treuchet in Puliguy Montrachet.

In 1995 Michael moved to Virginia where he spent 6 vintages making wine for Jefferson Vineyards.

He broke out on his own and made award-winning wines under his own label, “Michael Shaps”.

During this time he developed a consulting winemaking company, Virginia Wine Works, that currently serves 17 Virginia clients with winemaking the viticulture services, including Doukénie Winery.