New Winemaker at Chankaska Creek
Michael Drash has been hired as winemaker at Chankaska Creek Winery in Kasota, MN. Drash has extensive winemaking experience in California, including assistant winemaker at Far Niente Winery and at his own winery, Tallulah Winery in Napa. Tullulah focused on single vineyard sustainable wines.
‘At this point in our business plan, we have reached a plateau which will require a winemaker with different skillsets, predominantly higher production and the consistency of making world class wine,” says Kent Schwickert, Chankaska’s proprietor and chief manager. ‘Mike has that in his tool belt. He also brings experience in other areas that we have been lacking which we anticipate will put Chankaska Wines on the map. We are excited to have him take the reins of our winemaking efforts”