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.

Marin’s Vineyard
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"Marin's Vineyard" is a tiny vineyard (5 1/2 acres) located in the Lockwood Valley near Lake San Antonio in the New San Antonio Valley AVA in Southern Monterey County, California.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Cabernet Sauvignon, Late Harvest, Syrah, Viognier
Features: Gift Shop, Pet Friendly, RV Parking
Hours: Fri 5pm - 7pm, Sat - Sun 11am - 6pm
Tasting Fee: $5/pp (waived with purchase)
Phone: 805-472-2645
Address: 67997 Jolon Road, Unit A
City: Lockwood
Odonata Wines South
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Odonata Wines is a small family winery with facilities in the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Cruz.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Grenache, Malbec, Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Rosé, Sangiovese, Syrah, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Riesling, White Rhône Blend, Sparkling
Features: Winery Tours
Hours: Fri - Sun Noon - 5pm and by appointment
Phone: 831-566-5147
Address: 645 River Road
City: Salinas
Pessagno Winery
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Quite possibly the finest wine you will ever experience. Stephen Pessagno's goals are simple... Grow the finest grapes, make the finest wine.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Riesling, Port, Orange Muscat
Features: Gift Shop, Pet Friendly, Picnic Area, Special Event Facilities, RV Parking
Hours: Mon - Thu 11am - 4pm, Fri - Sun 11am - 5pm
Tasting Fee: $5/pp - $15/pp
Phone: 831-675-9463
Address: 1645 River Rd
City: Salinas
Pierce Ranch Vineyards
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Pierce Ranch Vineyards is a small, family-owned operation centered in southern Monterey County's San Antonio Valley appellation. We produce limited-run, estate-grown wines with an emphasis on Spanish and Portuguese varieties.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Albariño, Cabernet Sauvignon, Graciano, Red Blend, Rosé, Tempranillo, Tinta Cåo, Touriga Nacional, Zinfandel
Features: Pet Friendly, RV Parking
Hours: Thu - Mon 11am - 6:30pm
Phone: 831-372-8900
Address: 499 Wave Street
City: Monterey
Pietra Santa Winery
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Pietra Santa is a family-run estate producing artisanal wines and olive oils in California’s Central Coast. The site was planted to winegrapes in the 1850s by Frenchman Theophile Vache who chose the location because of the maritime climate and unique soils.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Dolcetto, Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Red Tuscan Blend, Rosado, Sangiovese, Zinfandel
Features: Picnic Area, Winery Tours
Hours: Wed - Sun 11am - 4:30pm and by appointment
Phone: 831-636-1991
Address: 10034 Cienega Road
City: Hollister
Scheid Vineyards – Greenfield
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In the heart of the rich agricultural Salinas Valley, the landscape is dominated by extensive fields of beans, spinach, lettuce, peppers and corn. Grapes, too, have been a staple of the agricultural economy for many years, and along with grapes come wineries.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Albariño, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Red Rhône Blend, Sangiovese, Syrah, Syrah Rosé, Tannat, Claret, Gewürztraminer, Grenache Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, White Blend, White Rhône Blend, Port, Late Harvest, Moscato
Features: Gift Shop, Pet Friendly, Picnic Area, Special Event Facilities, RV Parking, Vineyard Tours
Hours: Daily 11am - 5pm
Tasting Fee: $10-20/pp
Phone: 831-385-4801
Address: 1972 Hobson Avenue
City: Greenfield
Shale Canyon Wines
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Shale Canyon Wines is a new producer vinting small lots of hand crafted varietals of Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah
Hours: Daily 11am - 7m
Phone: 831-625-9463
Address: Paseo San Carlos
City: Carmel By The Sea
Silvestri Vineyards
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Silvestri Vineyards is located approximately 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean up Carmel Valley.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Rosé, Syrah
Features: Gift Shop, Pet Friendly
Hours: Thu - Sun Noon - 6pm
Tasting Fee: $7/pp
Phone: 831-625-9583
Address: 19 E. Carmel Valley Road, Ste. G
City: Carmel
Smith Family Wines
Wines/Liquors Produced: Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Rosé, Syrah, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Muscat Blanc
Features: Gift Shop, Picnic Area
Hours: Open Thu - Sun 11am - 5pm
Phone: 831-678-0300
Address: 38060 Paraiso Springs Road
City: Soledad
Talbott Vineyard #2
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Come enjoy the charm and beauty of Carmel Valley. We are located in the beautiful sunny Carmel Valley Village on Carmel Valley Road, just 12 miles east of Carmel CA.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah
Features: Pet Friendly, Picnic Area, Restaurant/Food Service
Hours: Daily 11am - 4:30pm, Weekends until 5pm
Phone: 831-659-3500
Address: 53 West Carmel Valley Road
City: Carmel Valley

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