mike summerlin

Mike Summerlin

Wilmington, NC

A Member of Grapveine’s Family since 2013

Mike has worked in the wine industry for 25 years. He has 9 years experience working in restaurants and wine shops. He has 16 years experience working with different distributors around North Carolina. Mike got into the business after graduating from NCSU while working part time in Virginia Beach. After moving back to Raleigh he worked for several fine dining restaurants, finally ended up at the Angus Barn where he ran the Wine Education program for 6 years. In 1997 he moved over to the distributor side of the business to cover the Durham Market. A few years later, Mike was offered an opportunity to move Wilmington and focus on the on-premise wine culture on the coast. Coming over to Grapevine Distributors was a natural move for Mike. The incredible portfolio that Grapevine represents provides a wonderful possibility for him to grow in his wine knowledge. Mike’s travels have taken him has thru many wine regions including Napa, Sonoma, Virginia wine country and across Italy. Mike has passed the entry course for the Court of Master Sommeliers. He is currently working on his certification as a certified sommelier as well as passing the CSW certification. He has been a guest lecturer at Cape Fear Community College and at UNCW. He is also in high demand for wine classes and seminars.

Traveled To

  • Napa Valley
  • Sonoma Valley
  • Virginia
  • Italy