Santa Lucia Highlands Sun, Wind & Wine Festival

Santa Lucia Highlands Sun, Wind & Wine Festival

Date: May 16, 2020

Location: 1290 River Road Salinas, CA 93908 United States

Join more than forty member wineries pouring some of the world's best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah - all from the Santa Lucia Highlands at the 14th annual Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans Sun, Wind & Wine Festival. 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, Siduri, Hahn, Belle Glos, McIntyre, ROAR, Pisoni and many more. 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 such including:

Aqua Terra Culinary | Baker's Bacon | Basil Carmel | Carmel Bouchee | Carmel Valley Ranch | Cheesecake Dreamations | Chef's Palette Spice Rubs & Consulting | Cowboy Sausage & Chili | DollyCakes | Folktale Winery & Vineyards | Gusto Handcrafted Pasta & Pizza | La Balena Carmel Luigi's Restaurant | Marich Chocolates | Rancho Cielo Youth Campus | Roux | Rustic Roasting Co. | Schoch Dairy & Creamery | Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar | Star Market | The Club at Pasadera | Trio Carmel | The "C" Restaurant, Intercontinental The Clement Monterey | Zio Brand Sausage & Meats

Shop our rare, big bottle silent auction, enjoy live music, and even purchase wines to take home with you!

Early admission tickets secure entrance to a special advance entry to tasting and auction featuring guaranteed access to rare wines, library releases and new gems from all of our vintners.

*Event is Rain or Shine.

Wineries may include:

August West | Belle Glos | Bernardus Winery | Bruliam Wines | Caraccioli Cellars | Cattleya Wines | Cima Collina | Clarice Wine Company | Folktale Winery & Vineyards | Hahn Family Wines | hope & grace | Integrity Wines | J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines | J McFarland | Joyce Wine Company | Kori Wines | Landmark Vineyards | Luli Wines | Mansfield-Dunne Wines | Manzoni Vineyards | McIntyre Vineyards | Mer Soleil | Miner Family Winery | Mooney Family | Morgan Vineyards | Odonata | Pessagno | Pisoni Vineyards | Puma Road Winery | Rexford Winery | ROAR Wines | Sarah's Vineyard | Scheid Family Wines | Siduri | Talbott Vineyards | Ten Acre Winery | Testarossa | Tolosa | Tondre Wines | Twomey Cellars | Wrath

The Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Festival sells out and we've reduced the number of tickets for sale this year to improve our guest experience. Secure your tickets now for this special day in the Highlands.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

11 am - 3 pm Early Admission

12 pm - 3 pm. General Admission

*Must Be 21 or Over. No Children allowed.

*Winery and restaurant participation subject to change

*No pets and no one under 21 years of age allowed.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All attendees must be 21 years or older and be able to provide ID. No one is allowed entry without a ticket. Please, no children.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Transportation is available from the city of Monterey, Tickets are available at Eventbrite. We encourage you to utilize the Coach Shuttles from Monterey, or schedule Taxi, Uber, Lyft in advance. Parking is available on site at no charge.

What can I bring into the event?

No outside food or drink. No selfie sticks. Cameras are allowed.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


What's the refund policy?

Tickets are refundable until 30 days prior to the event. Eventbrite services fees are non-refundable per their policy.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We're going paperless! Please downloaded the Eventbrite app to present your ticket.

Can I update my registration information?


Is my registration or ticket transferrable?


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

That's OK, as long as the person has a ticket and is over 21 years old.

Is there a designated driver pass available?

Yes! The designated driver ticket allows full event access from 12 to 3 pm, with the exception of wine sampling. Complimentary bottled waters and alternative beverages will be offered. Please email for details.

Date And Time

Sat, May 16, 2020

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT


Mer Soleil Winery

1290 River Road

Salinas, CA 93908

United States

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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