The Santa Lucia Highlands is home to some of California most recognized vineyards and wineries, producing stunning Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the elevated bench of Monterey County’s Santa Lucia Mountains. The nearby Monterey Bay provides natural air conditioning, and a long, extended growing season. Add ample wind, abundant sun, little rain and a range of soils and the result is a nirvana for growing and vinifying wines of great character and personality, with consistently high quality from vintage to vintage.
Lettie Teague of the Wall Street Journal proclaimed in 2017 that the Santa Lucia Highlands is ‘…Our Favorite California Wine Region (That No One Knows About)’. While those of us in the biz may contend that many are familiar with the area, there is no argument that the Santa Lucia Highlands is a cherished region for great vineyards, talented winemakers and delicious bottles. Care to learn more? Please join us for a Santa Lucia Highlands Master Class on Wednesday, February 20th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM with a reception to follow at EPIC Steak in San Francisco. This master class is an overview of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, exploring terroir with a tasting of 12 Pinot Noirs from the region’s renown vineyards and producers followed by a vintner reception with more exceptional wines.
Panelists include: Jeff Pisoni of Pisoni and Lucia Vineyards, Steve McIntyre of McIntyre Vineyards, David Coventry of Talbott, and Sabrine Rodems from Wrath Wines.Explore the wines of Bernardus, Bruliam, Cattleya, Cima Collina, Hahn Family Wines, Lucia Vineyards, McIntyre Vineyards, Miner Family, ROAR Wines, Siduri, Scheid Family Wines, Talbott Vineyards, Wrath and more.
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org Program is complimentary for restaurant/retail wine buyers and sommeliers by invitation only, a valid business card will be required. Space is limited and registration is mandatory.