Our team

Serhat Narsap

Born in Istanbul, lived in three continents, Serhat came to London in 2002 to work for the construction of UK’s first high speed rail. After a successful career as an engineer, Serhat continues to follow his passion in wine. He is a life time student, learning languages and social anthropology and currently a student at Wine and Spirit Education Trust. Serhat speaks English, Turkish, French, Italian, Spanish and Arabic fluently. He loves watching Matt Damon and Julian Moore.

John Michaels

Originally a Dubliner, John has moved to London in 2008 to set up his own financial consultancy. John joined Sonvino in 2015 as the financial guru. Besides tasting all the new wines to be part of Sonvino, John is in charge of our financial outlook, business plan and leads our accountants. John is great fan of classical music, plays Piano and is a cook. John speaks fluent English, French and Irish Gaelic.

Raphael Galego

Our IT guru Raphael was born in Rio de Janeiro. Raphael is in charge of our web applications, all our social media and gives a great feedback on our new wines. Rapha is dual national of Brazil and Portugal. He joined Sonvino in 2016 to bring the best of cool technology to wine. Raphael is currently working on state of the art wine application. Raphael speaks fluent Portuguese, English.