Our Crew

Welcome

Welcome to Wine Country Craftsman We specialize in creating tables, furniture and art out of 60-100 year old retired grape vines from California's premiere wine growing region.

These retired grapevines have brought joy to generations of wine drinkers. Though their winemaking days are behind them, their distinctive character lasts on. Decades of careful cultivation combined with the vines natural tendency to create their own whimsical chaos yields striking compositions.

With some careful shaping and finishing, each piece becomes a work of art suitable for warming the heart of a true wine lover. After its retirement from wine production, each piece is pruned by hand to reveal, preserve and promote the essence of its form. In a process that takes over a week, the vine visits a series of craftsmen for finishing.

The result speaks for itself. Each vine has its own character, some seeming to rest in serene meditation, some to dance in playful glee. Look. Touch. The warmth of the wood invites your fingers to trace contours, follow branches, contemplate the flow of life which took a century to express itself in the shape you see before you.

Combined into a table, these limbs create new shapes with every new angle, beckoning freshly in rich play of dimensions. Like a fine wine, the tables are rich, complex and always offer something new to the senses. What better way to honor your wine? Serve it on a work of art that celebrates the natural forces that created the grape.

I take pride on providing my customers with the best quality products and expert personal service. I take enormous pride in creating my products and hope that you will find something that you will enjoy. I can also create custom orders. Please let me know what I can do for you. All My products are proudly made here in the USA! I am a Green Company and my products are 100% recycled!

Michael Weiss

Owner, Designer, Curator, Mint Julep, Specialist

I LOVE designing and building art, and as a full time artist I am living my dream fully in the moment!

Bekki

Shop Director & Fine Detail Artist Extraordinaire

Tony

Shipping Guru

I love being a Geek. I love comics and movies and games. What brought me to WCC? Have you seen the 20 ft wine man?!?!? Michael showed me that and I knew I had to work here.

Hiromi

Office Assistant

I’m so fortunate to be a part of this team! Watching talented artists fascinates me. I would like to keep growing with this company.

Val

Admin Assistant

Hello!  I'm your pal, Val.  I'm an ex-Executive Chef whose worked in the food industry for 16 years and just got tired of slowly killing myself at my job.  So I joined WCC where I get to work with artists such as myself who love what they do and have a good time doing it.  More about me:  squirrels make me giggle, it's rare to see me NOT smiling or laughing.  I love live music and concerts, I love helping people, and of course the quintessential long walks on the beach.  Which I can do now since I just moved from Chico, CA to Paso Robles.  WAY closer to the ocean!

Evan

Master Woodworker

I got a "Real Power Tool Shop" for my 9th birthday and never looked back!

Other hobbies include hiking with my new puppy, Archer, star gazing, and my real passion, Full Contact Barrel Head Frisbee Golf!

Lance

Viscount? Exiled Jarl?

I didn’t know I had a title but I’m hoping it has a ring of nobility and doesn’t translate to “Goon #9” or “Barrel taker aparter in training”. – Hobbies include illustration, photography, astronomy, cooking, reading, motorcycles, more reading, questionable internet searches, deleting browser history and the occasional delusion of grandeur. The mountains always trump the beach, books over movies, coffee beats alcohol, dogs eclipse cats and my kids top everyone else. Even if they don’t always clean their rooms and constantly spill food on the couch. *sigh* It’s always something sticky too. Why couldn’t it be dry crumbs just once? I’ve never been bored a day in my life.

Garrett

Welder

Born and raised on the Central Coast, a jack of all trades / master of NONE, and a creator of all things Awesome. Father to the Mighty Quinn.

Charles

Shop Worker

I work full time and go to school part time. There are malicious rumors than insinuate that I sigh and can be seen leaning on various things in the shop. These are lies! I yawn a lot from all the hard work I do and if I don’t hold down the equipment with my body then it might all float away!

Carrie

The One

I’m down to only 12 psych pills a day thanks to my serene life outdoors and hard work.

Britt

Welder

Ever since my dad introduced me to welding, that’s all I have truly wanted to do… that and anything to do with sharks. I’m thankful to finally be welding in a shop full of laughter.

Mark

Artistic Welder

From thumbnail sketch to polished proof, I create art from metal. I see the beauty in sculpting ideas from imagination and inspiration. I enjoy what I do and it shows in my final pieces. I’m a dad, dog lover, and cat lover. Every day is a new experience and I love and appreciate it.

Ely

Lead Welder

Tinkering on stuff, fishing, I like to go 4 wheeling. The big wine bot brought me here and I want to own my own company someday.

Libby

Digital Fix

Artist, photographer, geek, dreamer, mother, wife. I love working for WCC and one of the most fun parts of my job is product photography. I get to see ALL THE COOL THINGS! It’s awesome to be a part of a team that defies common conceptions about what work “should” be like, and instead comes together to form an amazing company and environment.

Matthew

Shipping

Matt was born at a young age; due to an unfortunate lack of radiation exposure or chemical spills he has yet to develop superpowers.

Greg

Woodworker

I am a huge Red Sox fan!  I enjoy building rapport with clients and co-workers.  I have played and coached lots of sports.  My favorite movie is "Airplane".  I have two boys - 22 and 18.  I used to sail a lot and would like to start again.  I can't wait to have fun woodworking again!