While there are over 8,000 different varieties of grapes in the world, the main grapes used for winemaking are referred to as the "noble grapes." These varieties often include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc. Grapes are typically grown during the spring so they can be harvested in the summer or even late fall.
Michael Michaud's designs combine his knowledge of jewelry making and his love of nature. He has perfected the technique of creating models from natural elements and, after the models are made, manipulating them into beautiful jewelry. His designs have become well known for their remarkable craftsmanship and beauty.