Darren Michaels

Fermentation Outside Technical

Darren joined Scott Labs in December 2019 and is focused on fermentation and process application support. Raised in California wine country, Darren earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from UC Santa Barbara, and performed antibody fermentations at Scripps Immunology before becoming a wine chemist at Trinchero Family Estates. He moved to manage the Central Coast offices of Vinquiry, and then became Lab Director of Enology & Quality at Terravant Wine Company, winemaking for custom crush and private label clients. After falling in love with the Columbia River Gorge, Darren moved to the Pacific Northwest. An active figure in the wine community, Darren has taught winemaking courses for VESTA and Allan Hancock Community College.