Michael Casanova was born in Brooklyn, NY to a mother from Rio de Janeiro and a father from Spain. He lived in Sau Paulo, Brazil during high school, then went on to earn a B.A. in Biology and Psychology from Syracuse University in New York.
He spent 25 years in pharmaceutical sales and management, and ran his own NY style pizzeria, before deciding to make a career change. Michael has a passion for wine and is an avid collector, making annual trips to the Napa Valley since 1987. So, a job with one of his favorite wineries seemed like the perfect transition.
Michael has made Texas his home for the past 34 years, but as a self-proclaimed "damn Yankee" he remains a loyal fan of the NY Yankees, NY Giants, and the Syracuse University basketball team. He loves being around people, reading, traveling, home remodeling, and golf. He joined Honig Winery as Regional Manager of the northwest U.S. in October 2014.