Wine Tasting in Salinas

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Carmel Ridge Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Carmel Ridge Winery

New Monterey

$20 $10

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Guests sample wines made from grapes grown with a minimum of human intervention and fermented in small lots of French oak barrels

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Purchase Credit at Dawn's Dream Winery (38% Off)

Dawn's Dream Winery

Carmel-by-the-Sea

$40 $25

Taste flights featuring several different wines at a charming tasting room in the picturesque town of Carmel-by-the-Sea on the Central Coast

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Credit Toward Wine Purchase at Galante Vineyards Tasting Room (Up to 38% Off)

Galante Vineyards Tasting Room

Carmel-by-the-Sea

$40 $25

700-acre winery produces a broad range of red and white varietals that couples or quartets can sample before selecting take-home bottles

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Watsonville Winemakers Studios (Up to 58% Off)

Watsonville Winemakers Studios

Watsonville

$30 $15

At boutique-winery cooperative, staffers pour one-ounce tastings of multiple varietals from three wineries

Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Leal Vineyards (Up to 68% Off)

Leal Vineyards

Hollister

$30 $11

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Palates are introduced to subtle notes of varietals including chardonnay, malbec, and mourvèdre in tasting room on 50-acre estate

Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four, or 6 or 12 Bottles of Pinot Noir at Pietra Santa Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Pietra Santa Winery

Hollister

$70 $35

Tours explore winery, concluding with sampling of wines; wine options provide 6 or 12 bottles of 2009 Block H Pinot Noir

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Bottles, or Tasting for Two with History at DeRose Winery (Up to 64% Off)

DeRose Winery

Hollister

$68 $25

Vineyard and winery that uses sustainable practices, including dry farming of vines that are more than 150 years old

$11 for a Wine Tasting for Two with Wineglasses and Gift Card at Manzoni Estate Vineyard ($20 Value)

Manzoni Estate Vineyard

Soledad

$20 $11

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Sample varietals such as chardonnay or pinot noir in a tasting room located in the heart of Santa Lucia Highlands

Reserve Wine Tasting for Two, or Four with Option for Wineglasses at Hahn Estate (Up to 58% Off)

Hahn Estate

Soledad

$30 $15

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Sip on wine samples while absorbing the sights and sounds of the Salinas Valley wine country

$22 for Wine Tasting for Two with Cheese Plate and $5 Credit at Saratoga Wine & Beer Garden ($36 Value)

Saratoga Wine & Beer Garden

Saratoga

$36 $22

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Outdoor patio and garden harbors guests who sip on flights of wine and nibble complementary cheeses

Wine-and-Chocolate Pairing for Two or Four with Credit Toward Bottles of Wine at Sherman Cellars (39% Off)

Sherman Cellars

Sherman Cellars

$45 $29

Wine educators guide guests through tastings of red and white wines paired with local chocolates

VIP Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Clos LaChance Wines (Up to 77% Off)

Clos LaChance Wines

San Martin

$60 $15

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During a VIP tour of the winery, a staff member guides groups through the nuances of five premium Clos LaChance wines

Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Heller Estate Organic Vineyards (Up to 53% Off)

Heller Estate Organic Vineyards

Carmel Valley Village

$20 $11

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Sample award-winning wines aged in French oak barrels and made from grapes grown in the vineyards that make the property so picturesque

$11 for a Wine Tasting for Two at Joyce Vineyards ($20 Value)

Joyce Vineyards

Carmel Valley

$20 $11

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Sample 7 wines, including the Black Mountain chardonnay with notes of pear, quince and pineapple, or the bold Pedregal cabernet sauvignon

Tasting with Take-Home Bottles for Two or Four at Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery (Up to Half Off)

Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery

Tracy

$32 $16

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Visitors sample a number of vintages, including a chilled rosé, an aromatic majenas, and a fruity malvasia bianca

Wine Tasting and Take-Home Bottle for Two or Four at Windmill Ridge Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Windmill Ridge Winery

Tracy

$46 $25

Husband and wife team pour samples of their favorites wines at their beautiful 3.8-acre vineyard

Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball for 4, 8, or 12 at Sol Rouge (Up to 55% Off)

Sol Rouge Winery

San Francisco

$100 $45

Sample French-inspired wines and play leisurely games of bocce ball at Sol Rouge's winery tasting room on Treasure Island

$55 for a Wine-Tasting Party with Wine Advisor & 6 Bottles of Wine ($250 Value)

Wines For Humanity San Francisco

In Home

$250 $55

Six bottles of wine are delivered to your doorstep, and a professional wine advisor walks you and up to 15 guests through a wine tasting

Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at Val Du Vino Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Val Du Vino Winery

Murphys

$35 $20

Wine tastings include up to six flights of wine and a take-home bottle

Reserve Wine Tastings for Two or Four at Scott Harvey Wines Tasting Room (Half Off)

Scott Harvey Wines Tasting Room

Sutter Creek

$42 $21

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Sip on reserve wines crafted by master winemaker Scott Harvey before taking home a bottle of zinfandel, barbera, or syrah

Select Local Merchants

The Twisted Roots Wine company began producing its own label of wines and its signature wine, Petite Sirah in 2005. Winemaking joined grape-growing as an integral part of the family business, and in 2010 the family incorporated Twisted Roots as a separate family business. As production continued to increase, varietals expanded to include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and "1918" Old Vine Zinfandel made from the family's oldest vineyard planted in 1918.

Above all else, Twisted Roots Wine strives to create wines that capture the essence of California's Lodi appellation. The Twisted Roots family embraces sustainable farming practices throughout the entire process and they almost exclusively age their wines in neutral French oak barrels, which allow the grapes' natural fruit flavors and pronounced acidity to shine. This style is evident throughout the winery's lineup of current releases. A bright and crisp chardonnay features just a hint of rounded oak flavor for the sake of balance, and the signature zinfandel?made from the vines originally planted in 1918?coats palates with its bold, yet supple notes of dark fruits and spices.

12 Del Fino Pl
Carmel Valley,
CA
US

Established: 1968

Reservations: Recommended

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular offering: Cabernet Sauvignon

Kid-friendly: No

Alcohol: Wine Only

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Pro Tip: Sip organically grown wine while enjoying the sculpture garden and shopping our gift boutique.

Q&A with Heller Estate Organic Vineyards

Has your business won any awards?

Yes. We received Small Business of the Year in 2011 from the state of California as well as a number of awards for our wines.

Tell us about your business.

We are the oldest winery in the Carmel Valley Appellation and pioneered the grape-growing area in 1968. We produce estate grown, estate bottled, 100% certified organically grown wine. We have a sculpture garden and an art gallery on the premises. Guests may browse through our gift boutique for gourmet sauces, olive oils and wine related items.

69 W Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel Valley,
CA
US

Russell and Francis Joyce, the partners behind Joyce Vineyards, translate the philosophy of less is more into the world of wine. They gently guide grapes through the fermentation process, limiting their involvement so that each wine expresses a flavor true to the fruit and terroir it's derived from. They source the grapes from European-derived vines that Joyce planted in 1987 and also from partner vineyards spread throughout Monterey, Santa Lucia Highlands, and San Benito County. Visitors can sip the varietals in a contemporary tasting room or subscribe to the wine club for quarterly deliveries of recommended bottles.

60 Via Milpitas
Carmel Valley,
CA
US

Pierce Ranch Vineyards is a boutique winery located in a highland valley at the southern border of Monterey County, but its wines have the robust characteristics of those from the Iberian Peninsula. That's because the family that operates the vineyard specializes in Spanish and Portuguese varietals. They use careful growing methods and fermentation techniques to craft a wide range of limited-run wines. Each and every one of their yearly production of 2,000 cases is grown on the estate. While lesser-known varieties such as touriga, tempranillo, and albari?o are emphasized, more familiar grapes such as cabernet sauvignon and zinfandel are represented as well. Previous vintages have included their 2010 albari?o that was awarded Best in Show at the Central Coast Wine Competition and a 2007 petite sirah that was declared Best in California at the California State Fair Wine Competition.

Flowers and ornamental vines surround the winery's tasting room, which occupies a cozy bungalow near the coast of Monterey Bay. Servers jot the day's wine offerings on a chalkboard and fill glasses behind a wooden bar. In addition to wine tastings, visitors can stop by for live music or open-house events.

499 Wave St
Monterey,
CA
US

In the 1850s, winery founder Theophile Vache chose a piece of land to plant wine grapes because of its maritime climate and unique soils. More recently, this land was christened Pietra Santa?Italian for ?sacred stone??in honor of the region's granite- and limestone-rich soils, which have produced subtly earthy wines for 150 years. Rows of olive trees and wine grapes, including pinot noir and pinot gris varieties, sprout from 450 acres of fecund soil nestled in the Gabilan Range.

Within the Mission-style winery, vintner Alessio Carli ferments vino in oak barrels, and a Tuscan-imported press squeezes oils from organic olives. The winery's picnic area furnishes guests and marooned hot air balloon captains with breath-nabbing views of Cienega Valley. In addition to garnering the adoration of oenophiles, Pietra Santa has attracted attention from Frank Lloyd Wright associate Burley Griffin Junior, who designed the estate's prairie-style Dickinson house, which was built in 1905.

10034 Cienega Rd
Hollister,
CA
US

With a reverence for Old-World winemaking techniques, Leal Vineyards founder Frank Leal orchestrates a well-balanced blend of varietals including chardonnay, syrah, malbec, and mourvèdre. The self-taught vine visionary personally tends to the estate, determining optimum moments for picking and bottling to prevent the scars of prematurely separating young grapes from their mothers. In addition to nurturing the 50-acre flock of award-winning grapes, Leal's estate hosts weddings, corporate functions, parties, and wine tastings, which introduce palates to the subtle notes of its signature varietals. Those whose taste in wines changes with the seasons can join the vineyard’s wine club to receive a new bouquet each quarter.

300 Maranatha Dr
Hollister,
CA
US