The Summum Sanctuary was completed in 1979. Because of its use in creating the Nectar Publications and because local and federal authorities refuse to acknowledge the creation and use of the nectars as a religious practice, Summum is forced to license the sanctuary as a winery and received its license in 1980. A distinction we would gladly give up for our religious freedom, the Summum Sanctuary is the first federally bonded winery in the state of Utah.*
Our sanctuary was built with the intention of re-producing divine nectars whose recipe pre-dates that of the oldest wineries; nectars that in ancient times were referred to as "Nectar of the Gods." But because we are considered a winery, we must follow governmental regulations for producing wine which prevents us from creating our Nectar Publications in the exact manner they are supposed to be made.
Here at Summum, we take the creation of our nectars very seriously for it is a religion to us. They are a wonder of transubstantian for the creative environment in which they are made imbues them with divine resonations. When used according to instruction, they become powerful tools that dissolve obstacles and help break down barriers that prevent reaching an enriched level of understanding and perception. Our nectars have been used world wide as a sacrament and in Meditation, and are comprised of vintages such as Transformation and Sexual Ecstasy.
Location and Public Attendance
Our sanctuary is located at 707 Genesee Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104. It is close to downtown Salt Lake City, nestled within the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. The public is welcome to attend philosophy classes held within the Pyramid every Wednesday evening from 7:00pm - 8:00pm where we have a philosophy book reading. If you decide to attend, we ask that you arrive early so that we can begin promptly. For an introduction to Summum, we suggest you browse the pages on our website and read the Summum philosophy book.
* Interestingly enough, Utah's very first winery was the 1860's Wine Mission run by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brigham Young, the church's president at the time, appointed the master vinter of the operation, and is quoted as saying: "I anticipate the day when we can have the privilege of using, at our sacraments, pure wine, produced within our borders."