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The “Mountain Collection” features the top three cabernet sauvignons, pinot noirs and chardonnays from the world-renowned wine region as selected by Master Sommelier David Glancy

APTOS, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2019)- A rare collection of nine limited-release wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA will be released this fall. The Mountain Collection, which includes many collector’s edition wines that are usually only available by select allocation, will be available for purchase from October 1 to November 15, 2019. This is the first time wines of this caliber and prestige will be available to the public as an entire collection.

The collection includes three bottles of cabernet sauvignon, three bottles of pinot noir and three bottles of chardonnay. The wines were hand-selected by Master Sommelier David Glancy, Founder of the San Francisco Wine School, to represent the top wines of the AVA. Glancy is one of only twelve people in the world to hold both a Master Sommelier diploma and a Certified Wine Educator credential. He has also earned Certified Specialist of Spirits, French Wine Scholar, and Italian Wine Professional certifications. Additionally, Glancy created the California Wine Appellation Specialist credential, a professional credential entirely dedicated to California wine.

“The Mountain Collection is a highly sought-after wine set,” said David Amadia, President at Ridge Vineyards and Vice President of the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association. “It is an exclusive collection that allows wine lovers to experience the entire Santa Cruz Mountains AVA in one complete set. Each bottle unveils the unique terroir and mountain minerality that makes the Santa Cruz Mountains an iconic region.”

The 2019 Mountain Collection includes:

Chardonnay

  • 2012 Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 
  • 2015 Big Basin Vineyards Bald Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay 
  • 2017 Rhys Vineyards Horseshoe Vineyard Chardonnay

Pinot Noir

  • 2014 Partage Savaria Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • 2014 Thomas Fogarty Winery Will’s Cabin Pinot Noir 
  • 2014 Clos de la Tech Sunny Slope Pinot Noir 

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 2012 Kathryn Kennedy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 
  • 2015 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 
  • 2016 Eden Estate Wines Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 

Only 150 sets will be available of the 2019 Mountain Collection, which is priced at $999.00 for the nine-bottle set with ground shipping included. The Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, or Cabernet sets may be purchased individually. The series will be available for purchase between October 1st through November 15th, 2019 via the SCMWA website at scmwa.com/mountaincollection

For more information, contact the Association at (831) 685-8463 or visit www.scmwa.com

About the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association

Overlooking the renowned Silicon Valley, the Santa Cruz Mountains is a winegrowing region where high tech gives way to high altitude. Spanning 60 miles along the California coast, the appellation is defined by its high-altitude vineyards and unique location at the convergence of the mountains, Pacific Coast and San Francisco Bay. This combination of steep slopes, ridgetops, and cooling marine influences creates a patchwork of microclimates, enabling the region’s nearly 300 growers and wineries to produce excellent wines ranging from sun-loving cabernet sauvignon and merlot to cool-climate pinot noir and chardonnay and more. As most are small, family-owned wineries with limited distribution, the best way to experience Santa Cruz Mountains wines is in the place where they’re grown. Visitors can easily reach the region’s many wineries and tasting rooms by driving in from nearby San Jose or San Francisco. Contrasted with these large cities, the Santa Cruz Mountains is a bucolic region defined by charming small towns and an independent spirit that welcomes those with a taste for the extraordinary. More information is available at www.scmwa.com.

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