2018 Santa Lucia Highlands SOMM TOUR - Accepting Applications NOW

Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans 2018 Somm Tour

Date: July 16-19, 2018

Location: Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California

Qualifications: Accepting applications for primary buyers in on-premise or off premise accounts

Applications close April 1st.

Applications Now Open

Join the vintners and growers of the Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans July 16-19 to discover why the Santa Lucia Highlands is California’s top-rated Pinot Noir appellation. Sommeliers and wine directors from leading restaurants and retailers are invited to apply for a spot on the 2018 SLH Somm Tour – two and a half educational days exploring our small but mighty cool-climate winegrowing region.

Visit the must-know properties like Garys' Vineyard, Pisoni Vineyards, Talbott, Morgan Vineyards and McIntyre Vineyards and more. Chat with the winegrowers in their homes and vineyards, and experience the signature sun and wind of our maritime terroir firsthand. Go deep with the winemakers on yeasts and clones, and geek out with the growers on soils, climate, trellising. Learn the latest on viticultural technology and sustainability from farmers who have embraced both for generations. Compare single-vineyard bottlings and sample library wines from top producers to explore the range and versatility of our cool-climate varietals. Discover local food, customs, and an astonishing assortment of fine wines in authentic and unpretentious settings.

Submit your application here.


*Lodging, meals, and transportation during this tour are provided courtesy of the Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans, a collective of more than 40 growers and associate members. Participants are responsible for their own transport to and from Monterey County, Calif

Contact gwen@santaluciahighlands for more information.