V is West Hollywood’s premier location for boutique California wines. Come taste and purchase these exclusive wines unavailable at any other local retailers. We also feature handcrafted beer, savory and sweet bites, gift merchandise, and local artists’ work.
All of the product being carried by V are unique to the West Hollywood, Los Angeles and surrounding areas. The boutique winemakers and handcrafted breweries make very limited production wines and beer that are primarily sold only through their individual tasting rooms in Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Santa Barbara and San Louis Obispo counties. V is bringing these unique wines and beers to LA for everyone to enjoy. Just as unique as our product, the interior of V will be a revival of the original historic library in West Hollywood. Unique wines in a fun new setting mixed with education and ambiance make V the new neighborhood hot spot.
In between landscape architectural projects, and due in part to his respect for California viniculture and its relation to his background in agronomy, he began to get involved in the wine industry representing boutique winemakers from central and northern California in Los Angeles. Through this process, and in working closely with the winemakers, he began to learn enology, and is becoming a certified sommelier. Based on this experience, his vast knowledge of agronomy, and a passion and respect for California wines, he has been diligently creating V, a wine tasting room in West Hollywood. He wants to pass along his experience, knowledge, and passion, as well as create an opportunity for the community to learn about, and experience unique, California grown wines.
Michael has been an active resident in West Hollywood for nine years. He volunteers for the Trevor Project and once a year conducts a clothing drive for the Gay and Lesbian Youth Center. Additionally, he maintains his connection to the family farm in Nebraska by spending two months out of the year farming with his father.