Santa Lucia Highlands Seminar

Wine Seminar: Sun, Wind and Wine in the Santa Lucia Highlands

WHEN: Date: September 27, 2023, Time: 2:15pm – 3:15pm
WHERE: Santa Fe Convention Center


Get ready to sip and swirl in the Santa Lucia Highlands, just a two-hour drive south of San Francisco. The California wine landscape has undergone a shift in the 21st Century with the emergence of this captivating region which produces exceptional cool climate wines like Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Chardonnay. Join us for an in-depth exploration featuring renowned wineries, including Landmark, Morgan, Bernardus, Tolosa, and Rombauer, along with Master Sommelier Joe Spellman and SLH Wine Artisans Executive Director Gwen McGill. With consistently favorable climate, the Santa Lucia Highlands guarantees high-quality vintages year after year. Don’t miss out on this journey through California’s Central Coast wine country.

Featured Wines include:

  • Morgan Double L Pinot Noir 2021
  • Morgan Double L Chardonnay 2021
  • Tolosa Apex Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
  • Rombauer SLH Pinot Noir 2021
  • Bernardus Rosella’s Vineyard 2021
  • Bernardus Gary’s Vineyard Vineyard 2021
  • Landmark Escolle Road Pinot Noir 2021

Wine Seminar: Wine as the REAL Asset, Presented by Vint 

WHEN: September 28, 2023, Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
WHERE: Santa Fe Convention Center


Have you ever wondered what investing in fine wines and spirits looks like? How people acquire rare collections? Join Elle Williams, Business Development Director and a WSET III and Adam Lapierre, Wine Director and a Master of Wine, both from Vint as they bring you on an immersive journey covering the history of the wine trade, what makes wine a sound investment and how to invest in it. As you learn about Vint and what makes their platform quite possibly the future of wine, the team will guide you through a tasting of top collectible wines from classic Old-World regions, as well as rising stars from the New World.

Featured Wines include:

  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot Premier Cru 2017
  • Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
  • Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2019
  • Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru 2020
  • Antinori Guado al Tasso 2019
  • Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle #25

Wine Seminar: Strides in Sustainability: A Global Perspective

WHEN: September 28, 2023, Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
WHERE: Santa Fe Convention Center


What does sustainability mean in the realm of winemaking? Connect with a distinguished panel of industry trailblazers as they shed light on a range of topics, including carbon capture, biodynamics, dry-farming, ecosystem preservation, energy efficiency, composting, social impact, and the significance of certification. Gain insights from Tim Snider, Principal at Fess Parker; Kirk Lokka, Vineyard Manager at Emeritus Vineyards; William Davis, Director of Education at Wilson Daniels; and Mark Wilson, Sales Manager at Vino del Sol. As you listen to their unique perspectives, you’ll have the opportunity to savor wines from each producer, allowing you to compare and contrast their approaches. Additionally, you’ll gain a better understanding of how your role as a consumer can influence sustainability in the wine industry. Tim Gaiser, MS, will moderate this dynamic group!

Wine Seminar: Cru Beaujolais of Château des Jacques

WHEN: September 29, 2023, Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
WHERE: Santa Fe Convention Center


Explore the Crus of Beaujolais with Thibaut Marquis, Export Manager for Maison Louis Jadot and Château des Jacques. This seminar will broaden your knowledge of the Beaujolais region and how the Crus differ from the larger production of Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages. Learn through tasting six Beaujolais Cru wines to understand the subtle complexities of several well-known Crus and component vineyards from the leading producers of the region.

Featured Wines will include:

  • 2020 Clos de Loyse Chardonnay
  • 2020 Fleurie
  • 2020 Morgon
  • 2020 Moulin-à-Vent
  • 2020 Moulin-à-Vent Clos des Thorins
  • 2018 Moulin-à-Vent Champ de Cour
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