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Monterey and Carmel Wine Country

Plan Your Wine Country Trip to Carmel Valley Here

One of the most popular vacation spots in the world is the Monterey Bay Peninsula. It’s a favorite destination spot for honeymooners, anniversary celebrations, and forever-needed getaways. There are many things to do here: The quaint shops of Carmel-by-the-Sea, historic Cannery Row, the fabulous Monterey Bay Aquarium, inviting white sand beaches, renowned golf courses, fine dining and, yes, wine tasting. The best tasting rooms and wineries are in the Carmel Valley. Follow this wine trail to the Carmel Valley wine country.

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Chateau Julien Winery


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Carmel Valley Wine Trail

Most of the wineries in the Carmel Valley are located deep into the valley and the area is not suitable for extensive auto traffic. Several of these wineries have convenient tasting rooms located near Carmel Valley Village, which is about 12 miles from Highway 1 on Carmel Valley Road. There is only one winery, the Chateau Julien, that has a combined winery and tasting room available.

Carmel Valley Wine Trail


Advice for your Carmel Valley Wine Tour

When you visit the Monterey Bay and Carmel, take a day or half-day to visit the tasting rooms located along Carmel Valley Road. From Highway 1 head south from Carmel and quickly look for Carmel Valley Road on the left.

You are encouraged to have a designated driver | Consider a limousine or van service

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Pace yourself and make a day of wine tasting.

Plan for a picnic lunch at one of the wineries.

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