This financier turned vintner was born in Bermuda and is now based in California’s Napa Valley. Michael Polenske has variously invested in and owned antiques and art galleries, restaurants and vineyards and describes his Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley art, design and wine gallery as “a life aesthetic”. A leading philanthropist, this “man about Napa” states that he is “devoted to the business of leisure” and guided by the investment principle of “put[ting] your money only in projects that reflect your personal interests”. He has the vanity plate “FNG MRLO” on one of his cars.
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