The Santa Lucia Highlands is one of America’s most celebrated AVA for Pinot Noir. Over the last two decades, this cool, windy region has produced wines are prized for their concentration, balance and complexity.

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Sostener is a collaborative project between two Monterey grower/vintners—Steve McIntyre (of McIntyre Vineyards) and Michael Thomas (of Wrath)—who are dedicated to producing affordable, premium-quality Pinot Noir from the famed Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. Meaning “to sustain” in Spanish, the name Sostener not only evokes the local heritage of the Salinas Valley, but also symbolizes a dedication to sustainable viticulture and winemaking. Sostener’s first release will be from the McIntyre and Thomas have entrusted Eric Lauman to oversee winemaking for Sostener.

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