|Tall prairie grass and sunflowers frame endless vistas across the meandering Flint Hills of eastern Kansas where Aaron Michaelis spent a childhood filled with outdoor adventures.
His fond memories of being together with family and friends to celebrate the love of life has transformed into Flint Knoll where finely crafted wines are honed from the finest vineyards in Napa and Sonoma.
These are wines to be shared at special moments in time. Journey with Aaron, and noted winemaker Andy Jones, as they create a portfolio of small production wines with distinctive character.
“Flint Knoll is a boutique, small production wine brand that crafts wines which each highlight the farming, vineyards and vintage.” ~ Aaron Michaelis, Flint Knoll Proprietor & Vintner
Aaron Michaelis, Proprietor
Aaron Michaelis is at the core of Flint Knoll’s concept and hails from Wichita, Kansas. In 2013, Aaron took his passion for wine to the next level and made his journey out to Napa Valley to work in sales, marketing, and product development with boutique wineries and vineyards. In 2016, after years in the making, Aaron’s dream became reality and harvested the first vintage of Flint Knoll.
Andy Jones, Winemaker
Originally from Jackson, Wyoming, Andy moved to the Bay Area to attend culinary school. His career in Napa Valley began at Solage Resort in Calistoga as the assistant food and beverage manager. But, he was soon to meet Thomas Rivers Brown, who inspired him to make the jump to winemaking. Andy spent 10 years as Brown’s assistant winemaker. He focusses his winemaking on Bordeaux varietals from the Napa Valley, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Sonoma, as well as Rhône varietals for his personal label.
Andy believes in a hands off winemaking approach letting the vineyard speak for itself – Describing his winemaking style as simply pulling the very best from each site, vintage by vintage.