Hahn Estates/Smith & Hook Winery

NileGuide Expert Says:

Pack a picnic and plan to spend the day (or at least an afternoon). Call ahead to schedule a VIP tour and request a barrel tasting. By the way, “Hahn” is German for rooster, which explains their label design.


37700 Foothill Road
Monterey, CA 93960




A little off the beaten path (about 45 minutes from Monterey), you'll be transported to another world at Hahn Estates. The grounds are gorgeous, the staff is fun and informative, and the wine is wonderful. Pack a picnic and relax on their deck, sipping wine, basking in the sun, and soaking up the dazzling view. Especially good are their Pinot Noir, Meritage, and Syrah. On a hot summer day, the rosé is crisp and refreshing. The owners frequently host small events or parties on the deck. Joining their reasonably priced wine club will secure you an invitation to the members-appreciation barbeque bash, which is not to be missed. If you can only visit one vineyard, Hahn is the place – go and toast to the good life.


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