Monterey County is loaded with all sorts of unique offsite event venues and two more have recently been added to the pool. Bernardus Winery and Twisted Roots tastings rooms in Carmel Valley offer distinctively different yet welcoming event spaces for groups ranging from 2 to 30.
Ben Pon, creator of Bernardus Winery, is known for his impeccable taste which has certainly carried over into his world class wines and tasting room.
Nestled just off of Carmel Valley Road, the contemporary tasting room is home to a beautiful new meeting space with a touch of rustic elegance. Complete with two adjoining rooms, a lounge and a signature dining room, the space is perfect for a cheese and wine reception, intimate wine tasting or a full on catered four-course meal. Both rooms can easily accommodate 10-30 guests.
Want a totally immersive wine experience? Ask about their winery and vineyard tours. For pricing and more information call 831-298-8021.
Located in the whimsical Lyons Head Art Gallery in Carmel Valley Village, Twisted Roots is not only a beautiful space for a group gathering but a true labor love pumping out fantastic wines. Partners Josh and Julie Ruiz purchase their grapes from their family's (Schmiedt) vineyard in Lodi, CA which has been in their hands since 1918. Their wines range from a light and buttery Chardonnay to their popular 1918 Old Vine Zinfandel with a touch of fruity sweetness.
The true gem of Twisted Roots tasting room is their outdoor patio. This secret garden resembles something straight out of Tuscany with rustic cobblestones, terracotta tables and even a lemon tree. Strings of party lights and rushing waterfalls add to the ambiance sure to make any gathering here a success. The patio can comfortably accommodate groups ranging from 30-40 people, perfect for a rehearsal dinner, birthday party or meeting. For pricing and more information please call 831-594-8282.