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Latest Santa Lucia Highlands AVA Stories

2010-09-28 07:20:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010 wine grape harvest in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation is a couple weeks behind schedule, thanks to an unusually cool spring and summer. But the same conditions that have delayed the start of Crush have also combined to allow slow, gentle ripening and maturation of the area's Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit - making for a potentially very high-quality crop. Some of California's finest vineyards call the Highlands home: 2,729 acres of...

2010-02-26 07:25:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wine Artisans of the Santa Lucia Highlands, an alliance of the appellation's winegrowers and the wineries that rely on the district's world-class fruit, announced today that tickets are now available for their fourth annual Gala tasting, taking place from 2 to 5 pm on Saturday, May 15 at Hahn Estates. This "Highlands' Fling" celebration will be a strolling wine tasting on the grounds of the scenic Hahn property, with dramatic views of the...

2009-10-21 07:45:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Pinot Noir harvest is wrapping up in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation, with winegrowers reporting potentially very high quality and normal yields. Some of California's finest vineyards call the S.L.H. home, with more than thirty winegrowers cultivating over 2,500 acres of Pinot Noir there. At the Pisoni Vineyard, Gary Pisoni is very happy with the quality of his just-completed Pinot Noir harvest: "The eventual '09 vintage...

2009-03-27 07:30:00

New Member Brands Make Their Debut at May 16th "Highlands' Fling" MONTEREY, Calif., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wine Artisans of the Santa Lucia Highlands, an alliance of the appellation's winegrowers and the wineries that rely on the district's world-class fruit, have announced the final pouring line-up for their third annual Gala tasting, taking place from 2 to 5 pm on Saturday, May 16 at Hahn Estates. This "Highlands' Fling" celebration will be a strolling wine tasting on the...

2009-01-07 07:30:00

More Than 25 Vintners Slated to Pour in Los Angeles on February 9 MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wine Artisans of the Santa Lucia Highlands, an alliance of the appellation's winegrowers and the wineries that rely on the district's world-class vinifera, will be conducting a private tasting for wine retailers, restaurateurs, and the press. The media and trade will have the opportunity to sample the newest releases from more than twenty-five Santa Lucia Highlands-appellated...


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