V is a unique addition to the West Hollywood urban landscape. We are a tasting room where people can come and do a wine or beer tasting, learn about wine and beer, buy a glass of wine or beer and enjoy the tasting room or buy a bottle and take it home. People can grab a small plate of food, have a cup coffee or glass of tea, shop for unique gifts or see local artists work on display. Our friends and neighbors can also come in to learn about the boutique winemakers and handcrafted brewmasters we represent. V will also organize and plan trips to see the wine making and brewery facilities throughout the state.
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.
Michael Consbruck – Founder
Michael Consbruck is a successful business owner transplanted from Nebraska to West Hollywood. He grew up on a production agriculture farm in Junita, Nebraska where he worked and studied at the University of Nebraska for his Bachelor of Science degree in plant science and later earning a Master of Arts degree in journalism and another Master of Arts degree in marketing.
Michael moved to Los Angeles in 2001 to pursue a career in writing. His first position was with a post-secondary trade school where he was the Content Manager and Chief Writer for all educational materials. After publishing three textbooks and serving as the adjunct instructor for California License for six years, he decided to return to school and earned a post-graduate degree in Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning from UCLA. Michael began his foray into the landscape architectural field during his time at UCLA by working for Rob Steiner, Inc. After three successful years with Rob Steiner, Inc. he created and launched his own firm, MCLA, which he currently owns and operates in West Hollywood.
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.