A Sustainable Wine Pioneer: Steve McIntyre, McIntyre Family Wines, Ep. 63

Steve McInytre of ⁠McIntyre Family Wines⁠ is truly the OG sustainable grape grower and winemaker of ⁠Monterey County’s⁠ ⁠Santa Lucia Highlands.⁠ Steve dreamed of being a rock star, but lucky for us – and the wine world – the wine bug bit.

The Marys visit Steve at his Carmel tasting room, the McIntyre Tasting Studio, where we talk about and taste the wines that taste of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Steve helped create the guidelines for the sustainability certification SIP Certified, which stands for Sustainability in Practice. He also helped establish the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA.

Steve also planted and farms about 20% of the vineyards in the SLH. He knows the ins and outs for coaxing true expressions of the region from vine to glass.

We not only taste, but chat about the family’s adorable Bernese Mountain dogs.

You can visit the dog-friendly McIntyre Tasting Studio in Carmel at the Crossroads Shopping Center. 169 Crossroads Blvd Carmel, CA

Sip Sip Hooray! thanks the Monterey County Vintners & Growers for hosting our travels. montereywines.org