About MK Wines

Wine is not some pretentious unapproachable beverage, it is personal and universal, meant to be shared. There is nothing romantic or beautiful about the wine making process. Hard work, long hours and years of dedication is what makes good wine. I invite you to join me in this process. My wine is enveloping, its meant to bring you to the place where the grapes are grown but not in a snobby french terroir sort of way. This is Lodi, where the people are generous and true and so should be the wine. I hope when you taste my wine you taste something genuine.

About Me, Michael Klouda…


I’m told my story is a unique one. I was born and raised an Ohio boy and have worked outdoors all my life, only in Ohio it gets rather cold. I would have to find work for the winter months. So I cooked for money and learned very much in doing so. This is where I fell in love with wine. Great friends, good food, amazing wine and long nights, you know how it goes. One year I said the hell with it, I’m going to make wine. I came out to California to work in the vineyards. I flew into Los Angeles, CA, bought a car for $500, and tried to drive it up to Lodi, CA. It took me a while to make it to town but I had some great times along the way. I could not be any more thankful for the town I landed in. The people in the wine industry here have opened their arms and welcomed me into their homes. Over the years, I have gained so much and now am proud to provide to you a taste of what this town is about.