San Francisco, California

Underground Wine Experience

with Mike W.

22 reviews

Mike W.

Mike's wine flight is a piquant, unctuous and eminently quaffable 2013 vintage. If that sentence sounds like total gibberish to you, don't worry - your unpretentious host will cheerfully guide you through Wine 101. If, however, you're prone to oenophilia, the love of all things wine, Mike is a man you'll want to know. He'll take you off the beaten path and to wineries where the views are stunning, the food is spectacular, and the drinks are some of the finest tipples you'll ever taste.

This isn’t your average wine tour. It’s the road less traveled, but it’s one we should have been taking all along.

The wine country of northern California is home to the oldest and most prestigious wineries in the country. Yet, when people visit, they often stick to the tourist trail--the most commercial wineries on the main thoroughfares. We take you to the wineries that have quietly made some of the best wine in the world, won awards and received the highest ratings, and we'll fit your budget--whether you're lookng for a high-end bottle of cabernet or a more afforable cult find.

Whether your time frame is 5 or 15 hours, this is our Flat rate for your sommelier guide's service.

For transportation needs: We will take you to wine country - Napa, Sonoma, you pick - in a rental car, a limo, or any other size vehicle in between. We have reliable, kind and professional contacts, at a cut rate that will beat all other companies by at least 20%. Contact us and we'll talk about the rates.

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Mike W.

With 20+ years of wine-geeking and Sommelier training, I have had the unique opportunity to connect with some of the greatest wine producers in Northern California and beyond. I have coupled that experience by Consulting with the Kimpton Group's Prescott Hotel in San Francisco California, which has welcomed me into the hospitality side of the wine industry. Throughout my travels, I have noticed that experts in the industry create an exclusive environment, making it difficult for consumers to feel encouraged to learn more about what they are drinking. We at VinUnderground wish to create an inclusive access point for all your wine oriented needs and interests by giving space for that dialogue to exist. Full profile

22 Reviews

Roberto V.

Mike went above and beyond our expectations. He organize an amazing days for a large group. He helped to manage a delay for some people and he had adapted all the agenda without affecting the experience. We went to two small and beautiful wineries in Napa and Sonoma, he handles so many contacts in the area. He organized a great buffet lunch under a patio with a great view over the vineyards. Amazing !!! Thanks Mike


My fiance and I booked this tour with Mike, and it was one of the best things we've ever done! The vineyards he took us to were so interesting, unique, and down-to-earth. We learned so much about the wine-making process and about wine in general. Mike knew the best places around to eat and visit, and he was very personable and easygoing (and also punctual)! I can't imagine being a first-time wine country visitor and not going through Mike. He made everything so easy and fun. I'd recommend his tour to anyone.

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Mike took my wife and I on a driving tour of several Napa Valley wineries. We had one of the best days of our lives. After all we were chauffeured around beautiful country sipping some of the best wine we had ever tasted. More importantly, as we enjoyed ourselves drinking great wine and eating great food (by the way we had lunch at one of the coolest little spots) it became apparent that behind the young affable man who was taking us around was an extremely knowledge connoisseur of great wine. I strongly recommend Mike for all your wine tasting and private dining needs.

Jamie W.

Words cannot describe what an incredible guide Mike is. From the moment I messaged him, he was accommodating, insightful professional and had a really great attitude and open mind. He showed us the most incredible, hidden vineyards and wineries around---we would have NEVER discovered these from a guidebook or on our own. I even grew up in the area and didn't know these existed. The owners of all the wineries lived right there on the property --they welcomed us with incredible glasses of wine (I had the best chardonay of my life), a beautiful cheese plate (fresh dill from the garden!) and tons of knowledge about the wine, vineyards and life by the Russian River. We got VIP treatment everywhere we went, including the opportunity to go barrel tasting in the back of a few different wineries with the winemakers themselves, tasting in a beautiful private room upstairs at one winery, and the privilege of taking home some bottles one winery doesn't even sell to the public. Mike took so much time and care in making sure we had an incredible, memorable day. From the wines we tasted, the beautiful vineyards we visited, the stunning views, amazing drive, and great company (Mike fit right in with us--and we were a tough crowd of ladies)-- this wine tour was the highlight of the weekend. And Mike's a great driver to boot! I couldn't recommend him more. I can't wait for the next one.

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