Winemaker promotion at Arizona Stronghold Vineyards
Cottonwood, Ariz.—Michael Pierce was promoted to the post of winemaker at Arizona Stronghold Vineyards. Pierce, an Arizona native, will oversee all winemaking and custom-crush responsibilities. After earning a winemaking certificate from Washington State University, Pierce worked harvests in New Zealand, Oregon and Tasmania, Australia. Pierce joined Arizona Stronghold in 2010 as a cellar hand and was promoted to lab manager in 2010 and assistant winemaker in 2012.