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.
Comanche Cellars - Dog & Pony
Comanche Cellars crafts small batches of site-driven wines that show off the distinctive terroir this part of the state has to offer.
Located on California’s Monterey Peninsula, Comanche Cellars offers sm ...Read more...
Wrath Wines - EX Wines
Harnessing the 'wrath' of nature in Monterey County, Wrath Wines produces award-winning, site-driven wines with attitude, passion, and an undeniable respect for terroir and the land.
rath Wines, one of Santa Lucia Highlands’ most celebrated boutique win ...Read more...
Joyce Wine Co.
Second-generation winemaker Russell Joyce follows his passion to craft small-batch Monterey County wines with a fresh perspective on the coastal terroir.
It all began in 1984 when Francis Joyce, an ex-professional race car d ...Read more...
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...