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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Mer Soleil Vineyards, Salinas, CA

Your favorite growers and vintners pour some of the world's best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sparklers and Syrah - all from the Santa Lucia Highlands at the 16th Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans Sun, Wind & Wine Festival.

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

Enjoy delicious gourmet bites from the region's best chefs and restaurants . Experience our Bubbles Bar and Reserve a VIP Table with extras. Enjoy live music, and even purchase wines to take home with you.

Early admission tickets secure entrance to a special 1 hour advance entry to tasting and auction featuring guaranteed access to rare wines, library releases and new gems from all of our vintners.

For many of our artisan vintners, this is their one public tasting of the year. The jewel of Monterey County just south of the beautiful Monterey Peninsula and famous destinations like Pebble Beach and Carmel-by-the-Sea, our cool, coastal wine growing region features small producers focused on single-vineyard designated wines and a handful of charming tasting rooms with stunning views of the Salinas Valley.

*Event is Rain or Shine. Event is held inside a barrel cellar with ventilation from two large roll up doors, and in a three sided tent with ventilation on two ends.

*No ticket sales at the door.

2023 Wineries

Belle Glos | Bernardus Winery | Bruliam Wines | Caraccioli Cellars | Cattleya Wines | Clarice Wine Company | CRU Winery | Folktale Winery & Vineyards | Hahn Family Wines | Integrity Wines | J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines | Joyce Wine Company | Kori Wines | Landmark Vineyards | Luli Wines | Mansfield-Dunne Wines | McIntyre Vineyards | Mer Soleil | Miner Family Winery | Mooney Family Vineyards | Morgan Winery | Odonata | Pessagno | Pisoni Vineyards | Puma Road Winery | Rexford Winery | ROAR Wines | Rombauer Vineyards | Sarah's Vineyard | Scheid Family Wines | Siduri | Testarossa | Three Furies Wines | Tolosa | Tondre Wines | Windy Oaks | Wrath 

2023 Chefs & Food Purveyors

Ardent Culinaire | Carmel's Hidden Gem | Carmel Valley Ranch | Cheesecake Dreamations | Chef's Palate Spice Rubs | Chef Jacques Zagouri | Dollycakes | H Jackson Events | Lula's Chocolates | Luigi's | Rancho Cielo Drummond Culinary Academy | Real Good Fish | Robbie's Ocean Fresh Seafood | Schoch Family Farmstead Cheeses | Star Market | The Meatery | Woody's at the Airport | Yafa Carmel | Zio Brand Meats, and more.

Ticket on sale February 1, 2024.

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

11 am - 2:30 pm Early Admission 

12 pm - 2:30 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 or pets.

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

Transportation is available from the city of Monterey, Tickets are available online. 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. No pets. No one under 21 years of age.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


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

Please bring your paper ticket or provide your digital ticket to be scanned.

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, with the exception of wine sampling. Complimentary bottled waters and alternative beverages will be offered.  Please email for details.

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