Jean-Michel Valette MW

Jean-Michel Valette MW

Date an MW: 1992
Based in: USA
Profession: Director

Member profile


After a professional wander through various aspects of the business of wine, Jean-Michel Valette is currently chairman of Vinfolio, the leading hub of storage in the US, buying and selling services to fine wine enthusiasts. He is also an advisory board member to two of Napa’s more entrepreneurial wine families. Previously, he has been CEO of Franciscan Estates and Managing Director of Robert Mondavi winery.

When not on the phone or in front of a screen, Jean-Michel can be found in the kitchen, on a mountain, fishing in a river or otherwise enjoying nature’s small gifts.

Within the IMW Jean-Michel has been an educator, examiner, council member and honorary officer. At present, he is serving a term as chair of the MW exam and education board.