The Livermore Valley, one of California's oldest wine regions, has provided fertile ground for Mitch to harvest his dream of hand making affordable, quality wines. The seeds of his vision were planted as a young teen, when Mitchell spent summers helping his grandfather, Reginald Lord, make hand crafted wines. Inspired to carry on the family heritage, Mitch produced a bounty of award winning wines. He prides himself on using only the most pristine Livermore Valley grapes.
Mitchell Katz Winery has been a family affair from the beginning. The winery was started in 1998 in memory of Mitchell's grandfather who passed at the age of 96. Mitch also named two of his creations, both blended wines, after his son's, Jackson and Wesley. Mitch considers this venture to be a living memorial to the man who devoted more than a half century to home winemaking.