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Lawrence Wine Estates Managing Partner Carlton McCoy Jr. Named Official Master Sommelier of Formula 1® Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix


Napa Valley, CA (April 21, 2022) – Lawrence Wine Estates is excited to announce Managing Partner Carlton McCoy Jr. as Master Sommelier at the Formula 1 ® Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix where he will curate wine experiences across all hospitality spaces. Scheduled to make its debut in Miami Gardens, Florida on May 6-8, 2022, the world’s top drivers will compete in the sport’s newest race. The race provides an exciting opportunity to showcase the food, art and music of the vibrant city of Miami.  

“I am thrilled about our ability to curate these amazing wine experiences to further build upon the unique identity of the race,” says Managing Partner and Master Sommelier of Lawrence Wine Estates Carlton McCoy, Jr. “It’s our intention to have the greatest selection of wines of any Grand Prix in the world.”

The Formula 1® Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix will redefine the standard for cuisine and beverage at sporting events. The addition of Carlton McCoy Jr. as Master Sommelier and collaborations with internationally renowned participating restaurants will anchor luxury and hospitality spaces, while all attendees will have access to a bevy of authentically Miami food and fine beverage options, including a Chateau Minuty Rosé bar, cocktail lounges, and a Piper Heidsiesk Champagne Garden. 

“It’s exciting to see the convergence of fine wine in the racing space,” says McCoy. “At Lawrence Wine Estates we’re constantly seeking innovative ways to showcase and present fine wine and this event is the perfect intersection of wine lovers and racing enthusiasts. The Miami International Autodrome team is creating such a dynamic environment and it’s and an honor partnering as Master Sommelier to take the hospitality to the next level for the fans.”

About Lawrence Wine Estates 

Lawrence Wine Estates supports a growing collection of wine estates in Napa Valley. The collection includes Heitz Cellar, Burgess Cellars, and Stony Hill Vineyards, all wineries with a deep legacy in Napa Valley, as well as international producers that are anchored by distinct estate vineyards. Since the purchase of Heitz Cellar in 2018, owner Gaylon Lawrence, Jr., and Master Sommelier and CEO Carlton McCoy, Jr., have continued to acquire unique vineyards and now seek to launch new brands. All the estate wineries honor traditional winemaking philosophies and prioritize biodynamic farming techniques to create pure and balanced wines of the highest quality. Lawrence Wine Estates works closely with Demeine Estates, the sales and marketing partner for each of the wine estates. 

About the Formula 1® Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix 

Scheduled to make its debut on 6-8 May, 2022, the Formula 1® Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix is the sport’s newest race on the Formula 1® calendar. Located in Miami Gardens, Florida, the world’s top drivers are set to compete on a brand-new circuit located within the complex of the Hard Rock Stadium, the home of the legendary Miami Dolphins NFL team. The 5.41km Miami International Autodrome features 19 corners, three straights and has an estimated top speed of 320km/h. For more information, visit www.f1miamigp.com.  



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