- Type: Wineries
NileGuide Expert Says:
The last Friday of every month they stay open late (until 9pm) and often have live music. Request a list of local restaurants that don’t charge a corkage fee for wine purchased here.
- In terms of wine production, Monterey County is to Napa and Sonoma what skiing in Alta or Big Sky is to Aspen… a less famous (and less pretentious) alternative of equal or greater quality. Over 85 vintners and growers call Monterey County home – and there's no better place to get acquainted with them than at A Taste of Monterey. Here you can sample wines from over 40 local vineyards in a room perched above the ocean with floor-to-ceiling windows. Finding the room can pose a challenge, as it's tucked away on the 2nd floor of an old cannery building. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere is inviting and festive. Tastings (6 wines) cost $5, which can be used towards a purchase. You can also find guides to the county's wineries, as well as a plethora of wine-related regalia and paraphernalia. A Taste of Monterey will impress you with its intoxicating view and leave you with a new appreciation for Monterey's unique and world class terroir.
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