I echo everything in the reviews before me. Mike is a great guide and planned for every detail. He picked up and dropped off our rental van and picked my group up in the city. He was also very accommodating and picked up a late arriving member of my group at the Bart Station. My group went to Livermore Valley and it was wonderful. He knew the vineyard owners and we could tell they have the utmost respect for Mike. He even made us a great slideshow of our tour! I would definitely take this tour again.
This tour is a glimpse into the artist community of Austin where you can just forget about "corporate" Austin. While on the tour, we felt like we were Dale's best friends as he took us to meet his artist friends and showed us the art they had created. We started at the Bat sculpture, for which Dale is the sculptor (!), and he showed us his portfolio. Basically, anyone who has been or lived in Austin, is familiar with Dale's work and they just don't know it. The time flew by as we walked and drove all around South Austin. I highly recommend this tour and I will gladly sign-up again to see even more.