About HAVENS WINERY
Producing fine wine since 1984.
Founded in 1984, Havens Winery started with a vision to utilize Napa Valley’s richly diversified microclimates and follow traditional methods to produce Merlot, Syrah, and Bourriquot, a Cabernet Franc/Merlot blend modeled after Chateau Cheval Blanc. In 2010, Havens joined the Smith-Anderson Wine Group family. With 30 years of experience in producing exceptional wines, Smith-Anderson introduced Cabernet Sauvigon and Chardonnay to Havens’ collection. Havens Winery uses grapes from regions spanning Carneros to Howell Mountain and is known for red blends that combine smooth flavors and rich textures.
Meet the winemaker
Mike has spent the last 42 years in the wine industry. Graduating from UC Davis with his degree in Biochemistry, Mike started work in a winery laboratory. Among his many responsibilities, Mike has worked with Grigch Hills, Peju Province and Madorom Vineyards. In addition, he has held vineyard management and general winery management positions encompassing Firestone Vineyards, 509 Wines, Golden State Vintners and others.
Mike created and was the owner of Napa Barrel Care, an outsourcing bonded winery barrel warehouse. He later merged his barrel business to become a partner with Top It Off Bottling, a diverse mobile and in-house bottling company.