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Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans Launch Online Wine Auction

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Rare Lots, Buy Now Packages to Support The United Sommeliers Foundation

May 19, 2020, Santa Lucia Highlands, Calif.— The Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans has opened bidding for an online auction of wines from the region’s growers and vintners.

The auction gives access to unattainable, one-of-a-kind wines and experiences from Tuesday, May 19 through Saturday, May 23 and supports The United Sommeliers Foundation, a grass-roots organization that provides unemployed restaurant wine professionals with stipends to help them during the pandemic, with a portion of the proceeds.

Rare lots include large format bottles from Kosta Browne, Mer Soleil Wines and Pisoni Family Vineyards, a for-auction-only buy-in lot of 19 cases from Clarice Wine Company, and mixed packs of buy now wines from producers like Bernardus Boekenoogen Vineyards, Bruliam Wines, McIntyre Vineyards, Testarossa, Siduri, and WALT Wines are open for bidding now.

Lots include wines from August West, Belle Glos, Bernardus, Boekenoogen Vineyards, Bruliam Wines, Cattleya, Clarice Wine Company, Folktale Winery & Vineyards, Hahn Family Wines, J. Lohr Vineyards & Winery, Joyce Wine Company, Lucia Vineyards, Luli Wines, Kosta Browne, Mansfield-Dunne, Manzoni, McIntyre Vineyards, Mer Soleil, Miner Family Winery, Morgan Winery, Odonata, Pessagno, Pisoni Vineyards, Puma Road, ROAR Wines, Sarah’s Vineyard, Scheid Vineyards, Siduri, Talbott Vineyards, Testarossa, Tondre, Tudor, WALT WINES and Wrath.

Register and bid online at https://bit.ly/slhwineauction through 8 pm PDT on Saturday, May 23. To learn more about the Santa Lucia Highlands, visit https://santaluciahighlands.com, @slhwine on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

About the Santa Lucia Highlands

The Santa Lucia Highlands is one of the crown jewels of California viticulture, growing and producing some of the state’s best cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The narrow 18-mile long appellation encompasses 6,000 acres of prime vineyards, planted on the elevated terraces of the Santa Lucia mountain range in close proximity to nearby Monterey Bay. The region’s unique winegrowing character was recognized with official A.V.A. status in 1991. Formed in 2005, the Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans is a not-for-profit association of vineyards and wineries that grow grapes in the region or use the appellation’s fruit to craft their vintage releases.

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