HeardthroughvineThanks to a reader tip (thanks John) and an email sent to David Page at Shinn Estate Vineyards, I’ve learned that Juan Micieli-Martinez, formerly of Pellegrini Vineyards, is now formerly of Shinn Estate Vineyards as well. Or he will be by mid-August.

"He has done a great job for us at Shinn during his time with us. Barbara and I wish him the best," Page told me in an email.

He’s been offered the winemaker position at Martha Clara Vineyards. I haven’t heard from Juan yet and I have no idea at this point what is going on with Gilles Martin, who at least had been the winemaker at MCV.

Stay tuned for more information. And, congratulations to Juan on the new position. He has experience at Premium Wine Group, the custom-crush facility where MCV’s wines are made, so perhaps this is a bit of a homecoming.