David Phillips

Co-Owner + President
Michael David Winery

David Phillips is co-owner and President of Michael David Winery in Lodi, CA. David is a 5th generation wine grape grower and spent his childhood farming the same land that is now home to the winery. Shortly after graduating from U.C. Davis in 1987, Dave went on a worldwide tour of wine regions in Europe, South Australia, and New Zealand. He then went to work for an international cork company in San Francisco before returning to help his older brother Michael run the family business. These days, David and his wife Corene are primary ambassadors for Michael David Winery and travel the world on the winery’s behalf to meet with distributors, retailers, and restaurateurs.

David and Corene have two college-age sons, Conner and Joseph. The family loves outdoor activities and spending time together when they can. David is an avid runner and skier who takes every opportunity to hit the slopes.