Santa Lucia Highlands Sun, Wind & Wine Gala

Date: 05-18-2019

Location: Mer Soleil Winery 1290 River Road Salinas, CA 93908

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 13th annual Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans Sun, Wind & Wine 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, 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 such as Aquaterra Culinary, Basil Seasonal Dining, Carmel Valley Ranch, Cheesecake Dreamations, Chef's Palette Spice Rubs, Colectivo Felix, Dolly Cakes, Folktale Winery & Vineyards, Ocean Sushi, Rancho Cielo Youth Campus, Schoch Family Creamery, Schooners Coastal Kitchen and Bar, Star Market, Tarpy's Roadhouse, The "C" Restaurant at the Intercontinental Monterey, Trio Carmel, Village Corner Bistro and Zio Sausage.

Shop our rare, big bottle silent auction, enjoy live music, and other 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.

SLH member wineries may include:

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

The Santa Lucia Highlands Gala 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 18, 2019

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 additional Sun, Wind & Wine Gala events this weekend?

Yes, check here for two additional events:

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.

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

We're going paperless! Please downloaded on 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 Gala 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 18, 2019

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

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