Mike D. Etzel
Mikey Etzel’s tenure at Beaux Frères began in 1994 when he and his two brothers sought to acquire the recently debuted Nintendo NES game console. Their father advised them that if they truly wanted it, they would have to work for it. That summer they pulled suckers from the vines by hand for $4 an hour until they had saved enough. This strenuous initiation would prove to be an asset to Mikey’s work ethic in the formative years that followed.
Mikey joined the Beaux Frères team first as Vineyard Manager and Winemaker for his father’s new boutique production and private estate vineyard project called Sequitur. Soon after, father and son discovered a unique yet dynamic working relationship with Mikey being named head Winemaker and Viticulturist in the 2016 vintage. His primary focus now is to carry forward the family tradition of making terroir-driven wines.