Monterey Vineyards

Approximately 85 vintners and growers call Monterey Wine Country “home”. Monterey County’s lifestyle and wines are defined by the cooling influence of the ocean and especially of Monterey Bay and its very deep marine canyon, whose immensity and depth have earned it the nickname, “The Blue Grand Canyon™.”

The region is a unique place to visit – many of the Monterey County wineries have tasting rooms open to the public. These tasting rooms provide a relaxed atmosphere where guests receive knowledgeable, personal attention while tasting wines and learning about the winery. Several wineries also offer tours of their facilities where one can learn about the winemaking process.

Bargetto Winery
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Our family invites you to taste our award-winning wines and experience the long tradition and dramatic beauty of this internationally-acclaimed appellation.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Chardonnay, Dolcetto, Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Muscat Canelli, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Port, Red Blend, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Tempranillo, Viognier, Zinfandel
Hours: Daily Noon - 5pm
Tasting Fee: $15/pp
Phone: 831-475-2258
Address: 3535 N Main St
City: Soquel
Bargetto Winery Tasting Room – Monterey
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Bargetto Winery has produced hand-crafted wines in the Santa Cruz Mountains since 1933.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Black Muscat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Dolcetto, Mead, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Sparkling, Syrah Rosé, Viognier, Zinfandel
Hours: Sun - Thu 11am - 6:30pm, Fri - Sat 11am - 7pm
Tasting Fee: $15 - $20/pp
Phone: 800-422-7438
Address: 700 Cannery Row
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City: Monterey
Calera Wines
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Calera is a vision, and Calera’s wines truly express the sense of place. Rather than follow the recommended path, Josh Jensen became a pioneer in search of the perfect spot on the globe to grow grapes.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Aligote, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Viognier
Features: Pet Friendly, Winery Tours
Hours: Daily 11am - 4:30pm
Tasting Fee: $10/p (waived with $50 purchase)
Phone: 831 637 9170
Address: 11300 Cienega Road
City: Hollister
Carmel Ridge Winery
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In both our winemaking and our approach to growing the grapes, we intervene as little as possible with the natural rhythm of the grapes."

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Syrah
Features: Bed & Breakfast, Gift Shop
Hours: Daily Noon - 6pm
Tasting Fee: $5/pp - $10/pp
Phone: 831-324-0035
Address: 700 Cannery Row
City: Monterey
DeRose Vineyards
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DeRose Vineyards produces award-winning zinfandel, negrette, cabernet franc and viognier. Every bottle shows depth, intensity and true varietal character.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Négrette, Red Blend, Sangiovese, Syrah, Viognier, Zinfandel
Features: Special Event Facilities
Hours: Sat - Sun 11am - 4pm, Mon - Fri 11am - 5pm
Phone: 831-636-9143
Address: 9970 Cienega Road
City: Hollister
Enz Vineyards
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Although Enz is fairly close to Monterey Bay, the vineyard elevation site above the fog line and the steep valley walls create a warm microclimate ideal for Mourvedre.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Mourvèdre, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel
Hours: Sat - Sun 1pm - 4pm
Phone: (831) 637-3956
Address: 1781 Limekiln Rd
City: Hollister
Figge Cellars
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Quite simply, they produce California wines in the time-honored, handmade manner they were meant to be. The care and passion devoted to every grape can be tasted in every sip.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah
Features: Pet Friendly, Vineyard Tours, Winery Tours
Hours: By appointment only
Phone: 831-384-4149
Address: 3348 Paul Davis Drive, #101
City: Marina
Hahn SLH Estates Winery
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With an inspiration to raise Monterey wines to the highest level, the wines of Hahn Winery are created with a philosophy that all great wines are special – akin to the region they were grown in.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Cabernet Sauvignon, GSM, Pinot Noir, Red Meritage Blend, Syrah, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, White Blend
Features: Gift Shop, Pet Friendly, Picnic Area, Special Event Facilities, RV Parking, Vineyard Tours, Winery Tours
Hours: Mon - Fri 11am - 4pm, Sat - Sun 11am - 5pm
Tasting Fee: Complimentary
Phone: 831-678-4555
Address: 37700 Foothill Road
City: Soledad
Hallcrest Vineyards & The Organic Wine Works
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Nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, in the quaint town of Felton, is the historic site of Hallcrest Vineyards & Tasting Room.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Blush, Syrah, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc
Features: Picnic Area, Winery Tours
Hours: Daily Noon - 5pm
Tasting Fee: $7/pp
Phone: 831-335-4441
Address: 379 Felton Empire Road
City: Felton
Manzoni Estate Vineyards
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Fine winemaking is both an art and a passion, but also requires an understanding of the science of alchemy. The Manzoni family relies on the idea of terroir. This is the time-honored method of combining soil, slope, sun exposure, with a nod to the gods of weather that let the grape varieties show their unique characteristics.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Bordeaux Blend, Pinot Noir, Rosé, Syrah, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris
Hours: Sat - Sun 11am - 5pm
Phone: 831-675-3398
Address: 30981 River Road
City: Soledad

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