Visitors looking for wine tasting opportunities in Monterey will find many of the area’s best wines showcased right here on Cannery Row. Enjoy the robust flavors of Monterey County at four tasting rooms, each offering a unique taste of Monterey’s bounty, from buttery Chardonnay to rich Zinfandel and everything in between.
A Taste of Monterey
This one-stop wine tasting room is nestled in the center of Cannery Row. Wine connoisseurs will enjoy an afternoon sampling wine selections from more than 70 local Monterey wineries. While your here, pick up a winery maps, gourmet foods, wine accessories and gifts, or book a winery tour. Stop in for a daily wine tasting, reserve tasting or select wines by the glass in this unique tasting room overlooking scenic Monterey Bay. Open daily, 11am-6pm. www.tastemonterey.com
Baywood Cellars showcases a range of award-winning wines, and is stocked with a selection of gourmet vinegars, grape seed oils and olive oils. Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the bounty of Monterey County’s wine growing region. Open Mon-Sat, 1pm-6pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm. www.baywood-cellars.com
Bargetto Winery Tasting Room
Discover a collection of heritage wines created from vineyards throughout Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties at this family-owned wine tasting room. Sip on specialty wines of the region, while admiring the sweeping views of the Monterey Bay. Open Mon-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-6:30pm. www.bargetto.com/taste_mont.shtml