Mike Moone had a high-profile career in consumer products and used his experience and long-standing passion for wine to build a Napa Valley wine dynasty.
Mike graduated from UCLA in 1962 and joined Procter and Gamble in 1973. He spent 11 years in various sales and sales management positions, including 3 years in Venezuela. In 1983, Mike was promoted to be the President of the company. In addition, he also was on the Nestle USA Board and was President of Stouffer Foods from 1990 to 1993. After making his mark in a variety of senior executive roles including Stouffer Corporation and Nestle, Mike left Nestle in 1993 to strat an acquisition company for vineyards and wineries. He then bought Beringer Wines in 1994 with Texas Pacific. When Mike led a group to purchase Beringer Vineyard in 1994, he also bought Chateau St. Jean and Stags Leap from Carl Doumani. He took Beringer public on the NY Stock Exchange. Mike proceeded to grow the company to a billion-dollar enterprise before selling it and launching a series of wine-enterprises in the Napa Valley, including, Luna, Silverado Partners, and Moone-Tsai wines. Mike founded Luna Vineyards in 1995, a small Napa Valley winery on the Silverado Trail. He built out the winery and tasting room. He is currently on the BOD of directors and a shareholder. With his expertise in product development and distribution along with a tireless imagination, Mike burnished a reputation as one of Napa Valley's iconic visionaries and enterprise-builders. Mike has provided valuable resources to help with product launch for our vets providing resources in design, research and production.