Monterey, Central Coast
Monterey County, located on the Central Coast of California, runs from just north of Monterey Bay, to the south, just above Paso Robles, California. Monterey County is considered by many wine experts, to be one of the premier grape growing and wine producing regions in the state. The region that was largely unplanted with grapes until the mid-1970s, today has 40,000 acres under vine. Monterey County has seven AVAs within it including: Chalone, Arroyo Seco, Santa Lucia Highlands, San Lucas, Hames Valley, Carmel Valley and the large Monterey AVA.
The northern part of the region is considered a cool growing region where Riesling and Pinot Noir are very popular and in the south, Bordeaux varietals are predominant. Monterey County not only has a wide variety of quality wineries and tasting rooms, but also has luxurious spas, world class golf courses and fine dining. For those looking for a wine tasting route in center of the region there is the River Road Wine Trail that goes through Soledad, Salinas and other Central Valley locations.
Ranch 32 Winery
All vineyards are sustainably farmed and crafted to represent the tremendous depth and character
First planted in 1972, Ranch 32 is considered the home vineyard for Sc ...Read more...
An Ultra boutique Monterey County wonery offering incredibly focused, terroir-driven wines that capture the versatile growing region
VDR Winery True to its innovative name, VDR Winery (Very Dark Reds) of ...Read more...
Taking his love of wine to the next level, Sommelier Joshua Klapper develops an award-winning boutique winery label, crafting Burgundian-style wines from the most outstanding vineyards in Santa Barbara County and beyond.
Sommelier turned winemaker Joshua Klapper is the co-founder of this mo ...Read more...
Blair Estate Vineyards & Winery
An artisan winery in the heart of Arroyo Seco, Blair Estate honors the Blair family's farming legacy with the world-class Delfina's Vineyard and a collection of limited-release wines.
One of the newest micro-estate wineries in the Arroyo Seco appellation ...Read more...