Monterey County is among the chief wine producing regions of California and has more grapes grown per square acre than Napa Valley. Spring is a perfect opportunity to explore the taste of Monterey wines. With longer days, sitting out on the patio catching those extra sunrays is a great way to take advantage of the season. At A Taste of Monterey located on Cannery Row, wine lovers can sample local wines in a beautiful tasting room overlooking Monterey Bay. This noteworthy tasting room overlooking Monterey Bay features more than 70 local wines available by the glass, bottle, or in flights. Private tastings are available for groups or special events. A Taste of Monterey also features a gift shop with gourmet food items, wine accessories, and Monterey souvenirs.
For those wanting to visit a local vineyard, take a drive out to Carmel Valley to enjoy local favorites, such as Joyce Winery, a small batch winery with a modern tasting bar offering many varietals. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Salinas Valley is the River Road Wine Trail, offering delicious varietals of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Enjoy a glass of the Hahn Chardonnay or a lush Pinot Noir from Scheid Vineyards. Both the chardonnay and pinot noir grape varietals are distinctive in Monterey and have gained popularity in recent years.
Be sure to join us and celebrate Monterey County's world class growing region, at the 27th Annual Winemakers' Celebration on Saturday, May 4th, 2019. The event will feature 42 different varietals, over 100 different wines, small bites and delights prepared by Monterey Peninsula's best culinary operations. Custom blending and Sommelier guided tasting tours are also available to add on along with private venues just for VIPs, where exclusive vintage and small lot wines will be poured. You don't want to miss this year! For more information and to purchase tickets click here.