Staff Directory

Michael Brughelli

Michael Brughelli is the Sales Manager for Bien Nacido Vineyards, Solomon Hills Vineyards, and Central Coast Wine Services.  He is a 4th generation California Farmer who has spent many hours walking and sampling vineyards of Santa Maria Valley.

Michael has been involved in wine production management for the past 7 years.  He was previously employed in a Winemaking and General Management capacity for Kenneth Volk Vineyards here in Santa Maria Valley, and has come back to his agricultural roots to take on this role with the Thornhill Companies.  Michael is excited to bring the knowledge and expertise of a Winemaker to this role.

Michael has held winemaking roles in New Zealand as well as across the Central and North California Coasts.  He is a proud graduate of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo with a Double Major in Wine and Viticulture and Agribusiness and concentrations in Wine Business Management and Marketing, respectively. 

Aside from winemaking and working in the wine business, Michael enjoys cooking, surfing, hunting, and playing music.  He is an avid outdoorsman and has a deep fascination with geology, and local weather patterns.   





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