Plan Your Wine Country Trip to Monterey Wine Country
|One of the most popular vacation spots in the world is the Monterey Bay Peninsula. It’s a favorite destination spot for honeymooners, anniversary celebrations, and forever-needed getaways. There are many things to do here: The quaint shops of Carmel-by-the-Sea, historic Cannery Row, the fabulous Monterey Bay Aquarium, inviting white sand beaches, renowned golf courses, fine dining and, yes, wine tasting. The best tasting rooms and wineries are in the Carmel Valley. Follow this wine trail to the Carmel Valley wine country.||
|Tasting Rooms in Carmel by the Sea
Carmel is one of the most romantic towns in the world. The sea, the food, and the atmosphere are all there to delight and cherish. Now Carmel shoppers are blessed with a variety of wonderful boutique tasting rooms. Discover small artisan winemakers as they present new and exciting wines to taste.
|Carmel Valley Wine Trail
Most of the wineries in the Carmel Valley are located deep into the valley, and the area is not suitable for extensive auto traffic. Several of these wineries have convenient tasting rooms located near Carmel Valley Village, which is about 12 miles from Highway 1 on Carmel Valley Road.
|Tasting Rooms on Cannery Row
The historic Cannery Row in Monterey is a “must” for the wine country traveler. There is so much to see here, including the Monterey Aquarium. Why not combine nature, shopping, and wine tasting all in one outing? There are several interesting tasting rooms around Cannery Row.
Advice for your Carmel Valley Wine Tour:
When you visit the Monterey Bay and Carmel, take a day or half-day to visit the tasting rooms located along Carmel Valley Road. From Highway 1 head south from Carmel and quickly look for Carmel Valley Road on the left.
You are encouraged to have a designated driver | Consider a limousine or van service
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Pace yourself and make a day of wine tasting.
There are other Monterey wineries on our wine tour; if you see one that strikes your fancy , drop in and tell us what you think.
Plan for a picnic lunch at one of the wineries.
Use our Trip Planner to map your wine trail
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