The Carhartt Connection
THE CARHARTT CLOTHING BRAND WAS FOUNDED IN 1889 by Mike’s great grandfather, Hamilton Carhartt. Its headquarters started, and still to this day, resides in the greater Detroit area of Michigan. Originally, the company was founded to provide railroad workers with reliable and long-lasting garments or “work-bibs.” Over 130 years later, Carhartt continues to be the leader in American-made, rugged workwear.
Mike’s cousin Mark (Hamilton’s great grandson) runs the company today. Although Carhartt clothing and Carhartt Family Wines are separate, family-owned business, they exist in a symbiotic relationship: we wear the clothes every day in California, and they drink our wine in Michigan.