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Apr 16, 2014
- Dec 31, 2014

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Featured Events

Apr
20
2014

Easter Brunches in Monterey County

Apr. 20
Looking for a way to celebrate Easter weekend in Monterey County? Overwhelmed with…more
Apr
27
2014

Big Sur International Marathon

Apr. 27
The Big Sur Marathon is 26.2 miles of the most beautiful coastline in the world -…more
May
2
2014

Steinbeck Festival

May. 2-May. 4
This annual festival consists of several days of films, speakers, panels, theater,…more
May
2
2014

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

May. 2-May. 4
This entirely new series created by the merger between the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports…more
May
2
2014

Wildflower Triathlon

May. 2-May. 4
One of the premier triathlons nationally and internationally, this course will test…more
May
3
2014

Winemakers' Celebration

May. 3
Over 30 Monterey County wineries from 9 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) will…more
May
9
2014

Monterey Rock n' Rod Festival

May. 9
The annual festival was envisioned as a fun and entertaining way to raise…more
May
14
2014

Amgen Tour of CA Stopover

May. 14
The Amgen Tour of California will return to Sacramento, the Capital of California,…more
May
15
2014

Carmel Art Festival

May. 15-May. 18
Carmel-by-the-Sea highlights its artist colony origins with the Carmel Art Festival.…more
May
15
2014

Salinas Valley Fair

May. 15-May. 18
Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival,…more
May
16
2014

Cooking for Solutions

May. 16-May. 18
The culinary event of the year, Cooking for Solutions features great chefs, gourmet…more
May
16
2014

Ferrari Racing Days

May. 16-May. 18
Ferrari Racing Days return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with three full days of…more
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Sip and savor in Monterey County

Sip and savor in Monterey County

Carmel Valley Wineries

The special quality that allows Carmel Valley to transcend the ordinary is evident in the Carmel Valley wineries, tasting rooms and wine bars that are found along the dramatic valley floor. That transcendent spirit is also imparted to the wine produced in the well-drained, gravelly terraces of the Carmel Valley wine appellation (granted an official AVA designation in 1983). Try Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varietals, which make up 70% of the Carmel Valley AVA.

Carmel Valley Wine Tasting

Most of Carmel Valley's wine tasting rooms, such as Bernardus Winery, Holman Ranch Vineyards, Cima Collina and Joullian Vineyards are located just a short stroll from each other, allowing visitors to take a Carmel Valley wine tour on foot. Taste Morgan is located along the drive to the central Carmel Valley and are easily accessible. While often lively, Carmel Valley's tasting rooms are not overly crowded and provide a warm, personal interaction with tasting hosts and winemakers.

Self-Guided Carmel Valley Wine Tasting Itinerary

Visiting Carmel Valley's wineries? Let someone else do the driving! Monterey-Salinas Transit bus 24, the Grapevine Express, stops at all the wineries on this itinerary. It departs from the Monterey Transit Plaza, conveniently located across from the Cooper-Molera Adobe in Old Monterey.

Visitors staying in Carmel-by-the-Sea can take the 4 or 22 bus from Mission and Sixth to Taste Morgan at The Crossroads, and from there connect to the Grapevine Express. Check the Monterey-Salinas Transit website for schedules.

Refer to the map below to plan your trip. Click on each blue placemark for details about the individual winery. Click on the link below the map to open the map in a new window, suitable for printing.


View Carmel Valley Wine Tasting Itinerary in a larger map

Carmel Valley Wine Tours

For a more intimate Carmel Valley wine tour, contact Ag Venture Tours. Their experienced guides will give you insight into the history of Carmel Valley and the techniques behind the wines.

Tours Monterey 's five-hour Wine Trolley tour offers an insider's perspective on the wineries of Carmel Valley, as well as information on local history and a delightful social atmosphere.

Learn More

Once you've tried Carmel Valley's wines, you'll want to learn what Monterey County's other wineries have to offer. The Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association website has extensive information on wine and wineries throughout Monterey County.

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