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Sur Lucero, MS

President of Wine for Wine Access

Wine Access
Santa Rosa, CA

Sur Lucero MS, has dedicated his life to food and wine. Raised in Napa Valley he developed his palate on the dining room floor of The French Laundry, He spent over one-third of his restaurant career there and was inspired to attend culinary school. After cooking professionally and being certified in Culinary Arts by Napa Valley Cooking School, he returned to The French Laundry, to begin his career in wine. Lucero spent years in Michelin-starred restaurants: The Little Nell, Meadowood Resort, Daniel Boulud, and Terra.  Wine and Spirits named him 2011 Best New Sommelier in the United States. In 2012, Lucero received the Court of Master Sommelier’s Remi Krug Cup for highest score by a person passing all three sections of the exam on the first attempt. Since the establishment of the Court of Master Sommeliers in 1969, there are only fourteen recipients. Still living in Napa Valley Lucero educates for Jackson Family Fine Wines. He is Ambassador of 51 world class brands and covers the nation speaking, teaching and advancing awareness of food and wine culture. He enjoys growing, cooking, sharing food from his garden, cycling, hiking, kayaking and anything that makes him hungry and thirsty!