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Saturday, 20 May 2017 12 am to 3 pm

Mer Soleil Winery


Mark your calendar for our eleventh Santa Lucia Highlands’ Gala! Tickets are on sale now!






Join more than forty stellar wineries pouring some of the world’s best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah – all from the Santa Lucia Highlands at the 11th annual SLH 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 Morgan, Kosta Browne, Siduri, Hahn, Testarossa, Belle Glos, 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 Soerke Peters from Basil Carmel, Cal Stamenov from Bernardus Lodge, Tim Wood from Carmel Valley Ranch, Emanuele Bartolini from La Balena, Kristin Wynn from Marich Chocolate, James Waller from Monterey Plaza Hotel, Dory Ford from Aqua Terra CulinaryTarpy’s RoadhouseOcean SushiThe Poke Lab, plus many more, and artisan food producers including Bar CartGolden Bear BittersMoto ExpressoSchoch DairyZio Brand Sausage and many more.


Shop our rare, “big bottle” silent auction benefiting Rancho Cielo, live music, 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 likely to pour at this year’s Gala include: August West, Belle Glos, Bernardus, Black Kite, Boekenoogen, Bruliam, Cima Collina, Estancia, Hahn Family Wines, Hope & Grace, J. Lohr Highlands Bench, J. McFarland, Joyce, Kosta Browne, La Rochelle, Loring, Lucia, Luli, Mansfield – Dunne, Manzoni, McIntyre, Mer Soleil, Miner Family, Miura, Mooney, Morgan, Odonata, Pessagno, Pisoni / Lucia, Poppy, Prim Family, Puma Road, Roar, Sarah’s Vineyard, Scheid, Siduri and Smith Family, Talbott, Tantara, Testarossa, Tondre, Tudor, Twomey, Windstream, and Wrath.


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