About Us


Philip Petersen has worked in the Sonoma and Napa Valleys as a hospitality specialist for 20+ years. He has an intimate knowledge of the food and wine industry, training at the world renowned Culinary Institute of America. A lifetime "wine enthusiast", his insider connections to local restaurants and boutique wineries allow him access to areas not open to the casual enthusiast.

Philip will guide you through some of the finest and most memorable wine experiences in our valleys. All tours are customized to meet your specific wine interests. Wine Country Chauffeur promises you the finest service the valleys offer. 


Mary Dowdall was raised in the Sonoma County wine country. Her first love is horses and she has been a champion level trainer of show jumping horses for over a decade. Mary was introduced to wine by a friend who performed local event planning. As in most things Mary takes to, she was a quick study. Mary shares her passion for wine county and it's winery gems with the enthusiasm of someone showing you a hidden garden. 

She is constantly seeking out wines with winemakers and wineries that fly under the radar. She also knows how to extract the best from the better known wineries of the wine country.

Wine Country Chauffeur's Commitment to our Guests:

Many touring companies tour or drive you to your desired place, collect a fee and vanish.

Wine Country Chauffeur strives to go beyond conventional chauffeur service.

Our commitment to our clients is a long term relationship.

Our service to you is not complete after we have delivered you from your wine tour.

We will remain your “wine country” contact. We encourage our clients to contact us by phone or email should they ever have a need for information regarding the wine country, any of it's products, wine and food pairing ideas and it's many offerings.

It is our intent to be your chauffeur service and we hope you will recommend us to family, friends and colleagues when they visit the wine country.