Join more than thirty stellar wineries pouring some of the world’s best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah – all from the Santa Lucia Highlands at the 12th annual Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans Gala. For many of our artisan vintners, this is their one public tasting of the year.

Meet the winemakers and taste 90+ point limited-release gems from the likes of Caraccioli Cellars, Morgan, Kosta Browne, Siduri, Hahn, Belle Glos, McIntyre, ROAR and Pisoni. The setting is dramatic: Mer Soleil Winery, a venue not normally open to the public.

Enjoy gourmet bites from the region’s best chefs and restaurants including Aquaterra Culinary, Carmel Valley Ranch, Cheesecake Dreamations, Chef’s Palette Spice Rubs, Colectivo Felix, Folktale Winery & Vineyards, jennini kitchen & wine bar, La Balena, Lucia Restaurant at Bernardus Lodge, Luigi’s, Marich Chocolates, Ocean Sushi, Schoch Family Creamery, Schooners Coastal Kitchen and Bar, Star Market, Tarpy’s Roadhouse, The “C” Restaurant at the Intercontinental Monterey, Village Corner Bistro and Zio Sausage. Shop the rare, big bottle silent auction, enjoy live music by Soulfoot, and other surprises.  Early admission tickets secure entrance to a special advance Gala tasting and auction featuring guaranteed access to rare wines, library releases and new gems from all of our vintners.

SLH member wineries at this year’s Gala include:

August West, Belle Glos, Bernardus, Boekenoogen, Bruliam, Caraccioli, Cima Collina, Clarice Wine Company, Folktale Winery & Vineyards, Hahn Family Wines, hope & grace, J. Lohr Vineyards & Winery, J. McFarland, JOYCE, La Rochelle, Luli Wines, Kosta Browne, Mansfield-Dunne, Manzoni, McIntyre Vineyards, Mer Soleil, Miner Family Winery, Mooney Family, Morgan, Odonata, Pessagno, Pisoni Vineyards, Puma Road, Roar Wines, Sarah’s Vineyard, Scheid Vineyards, Siduri, Smith Family Wines, Tantara, Testarossa, Tondre, Tudor, Windstream, and Wrath.

The Santa Lucia Highlands Gala always sells out – secure your tickets now for this special day in the Highlands.

Saturday, May 19th 2018

11 am – 3 pm Early Admission, 12 pm – 3 pm General Admission

Tickets available here.

*Must Be 21 or Over

Fees & Tickets
Gala Transportation from Monterey
Designated Driver Ticket
General Admission
Early Access Ticket