About Us

The Living In Wine Country Team (LIWC) is one of Wine Country’s most recognized real estate teams, with more than 20 years of combined experience representing buyers and sellers of exceptional properties in both Sonoma and Napa counties. Locally and nationally respected, Maurice Tegelaar, Matt Sevenau, and the Living In Wine country Team are recognized for their integrity as well as their unparalleled market knowledge.

When discovering the perfect Wine Country property, know that the LIWC Team’s experience, enthusiasm, and strong ethics are unrivaled.  Combined with their leading-edge brokerage, Compass, the LIWC Team implements the most customized and current strategies to ensure each offering reaches local, national, and international home buyers.

Whether building impactful digital campaigns, creating original content to optimize a property’s SEO, or creating beautiful print advertisements, the work behind the LIWC Team is exceptional and makes working with them an easy decision.

Consistently ranked as one of the top teams in Wine Country, no one understands Wine Country markets better than Maurice Tegelaar, Matt Sevenau, and the LIWC Team. Let them put their expertise to work for you to find the perfect Wine Country Property!


The Living In Wine Country Team comprises two full-time partners: Maurice Tegelaar and Matt Sevenau. Additionally, the Team retains full-time staff who assist buyers and sellers with a combined spirit of enthusiasm, attention to detail, and professionalism. Having a specialized, dedicated team skilled in all facets of real estate brings an exceptional value proposition for clients

Our client’s goals and objectives are priority “Number One” for the Living In Wine Country Team. Listening to our client’s needs and responding promptly is an integral part of the service we provide.  We are proud of our success in finding the perfect Wine Country property for our clients or when clients have an exceptional experience selling their home.

The Living In Wine Country team collaborates on every aspect, on each transaction.  There is no detail that goes unnoticed. The Team is intimately involved in each and every step of the buying and selling process, utilizing their proprietary database to ensure that nothing is missed and every transaction is a success from start to finish.

The highest standards of work ethic, fiduciary responsibility, integrity, and client-focused service consistently earn the Living In Wine Country Team top honors in the Wine Country real estate market and the community at large. Sales figures and satisfied clients are the proving ground for the Living in Wine Country Team.

Maurice Tegelaar

Maurice Tegelaar, a California native, has consistently been one of the top producers in Sonoma Valley and Wine Country since he began his real estate career. Maurice’s background as a former CPA with an international accounting firm as well as a career in financial services, brings added value to helping clients meet their real estate needs. Maurice has remained the number one agent at Compass's Sonoma Valley office year after year. He has been recognized locally and nationally as a top producing agent and he is the founding partner of the successful Living in Wine Country Team that continually brings some of the most coveted properties to market.


Matt Sevenau

Matt Sevenau is a highly skilled real estate professional with expertise in negotiation, problem-solving, construction, and finance. He is a principal of the Living in Wine Country Group, consistently achieving top producer status in Sonoma and Napa County. Drawing from his background as a stakeholder, founder, owner of thriving businesses, and licensed contractor, Matt adeptly combines negotiation skills with practical construction knowledge to serve his loyal clientele. As a true local deeply connected to wine country, Matt returned home after extensive travels and higher education. He resides in the valley where he and his wife, Brooke, grew up, raising their two children. Beyond his real estate achievements, Matt actively contributes to the community through volunteering, supporting youth, education, and environmental causes.