Sur Lucero, MS

Vice President of Wine for Wine Access

VP of Wine for Wine Access
Santa Rosa, CA
Sur Lucero MS, has dedicated his life to food and wine. Raised in the Napa Valley, he spent over two decades in Restaurant Hospitality. In the early years of his career, he developed his palate on the dining room floor of The French Laundry, immersed in the culture, and was inspired to attend culinary school.
After being certified in Culinary Arts by the Napa Valley Cooking School, Lucero cooked professionally for a couple of years, before returning to The French Laundry, this time, to begin his career in wine.
Lucero is also thankful for the years he spent in Michelin-starred restaurants that includes The Little Nell in Aspen, Meadowood Resort in Napa, Daniel Boulud in Las Vegas and Terra in Napa, among others.
Wine and Spirits named him the Best New Sommelier in the United States in 2011. In 2012, Lucero was honored by the Court of Master Sommeliers as a recipient of the Remi Krug Cup. This distinction means that Lucero was the
highest-scoring person, who passed all three sections of the exam, on his first attempt. Since the establishment of the Court of Master Sommeliers in 1969, this honor has only been earned fourteen times in history.
While spending five years as a National Director of Education for Constellation and Jackson Family Wines, Lucero honed his presentation skills in order to advance the awareness of great Food and Wine across the country. Now he
works as Vice President of Wine for Wine Access, and enjoys sharing the special stories of wine brands from around the world.
In his spare time, he enjoys growing, cooking, sharing food from his garden,
cycling, hiking, kayaking and anything else that makes him hungry and thirsty,
for food and wine!