Michael Mitchell

Head Winemaker

Michael recently took over as head winemaker at Cape May Winery after 11 years of studying under his predecessor and mentor. Oddly enough, he fell into the industry after working on the construction of a deck bar overlooking the vineyard on the winery property. Michael enjoyed the scenery and began working in the vineyards after the completion of the deck. It did not take long for him to realize that he had found his calling in the wine industry. After 5 years in the vineyard, Michael began an apprenticeship under the winemaker and became focused on production and cellar operations. Thanks to everything he learned during this period, Michael was named head winemaker at Cape May Winery in August of 2019. His goal is to continue the strong name that the winery has built for itself and to bring it to new heights. He has been assembling a young and passionate production team who, together, are out to prove that world class wines can be made in New Jersey.