Wine Season in Monterey

hotel near Monterey wine country

Inhale the semi-sweet smell of aged grapes and relax this wine season in the heart of Monterey wine country. With a variety of award-winning wineries, picturesque landscapes and beautiful boutique hotels, Monterey, California is the ideal escape for any wine lover.


Best Monterey Wineries

As a prime member of wine country, Monterey is home to many diverse wineries. And, picking out some of the best can be difficult if you’re unfamiliar with the area. To make your planning easier, we’ve hand-picked a few of Monterey’s nicest wineries that should definitely make it onto your list!


Carmel Ridge Winery

Located on Monterey’s iconic Cannery Row, Carmel Ridge Winery’s Tasting Room offers great wine and even better views. Carmel Ridge is just steps away from the Pacific Ocean, with the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Downtown Monterey close as well. The wines at Carmel Ridge reflect the characteristics of Carmel Valley while respecting the integrity of the grapes. All Carmel Ridge grapes are hand-harvested and the resulting wine flows into barrels by use of a gravity flow system, rather than mechanical pumping.


Folktale Winery

Sip organic wines in a storybook setting at Folktale Winery & Vineyards. Situated on 15 acres of sustainably-farmed vineyards, Folktale Winery is always bustling with activity. Spread across the property are eight different venues, including spacious outdoor vineyards and an intimate greenhouse. Each venue has its own unique environment and atmosphere, suitable for a large range of guests. In addition to wine tastings, Folktale Winery frequently hosts live music events and yoga sessions.


The Wine Experience

At The Wine Experience, you will receive just that- an experience! At this winery, enjoy wine tastings, custom wine blending and interactive classes. During wine blending, guests sample a variety of wines before blending their favorites. The end result can be bottled and purchased. The Wine Experience will also print personalized labels, creating a great memento or gift.


Stay at DeAnza Inn

Wine tasting shouldn’t be limited to just one day! Stay awhile and book a night or two at DeAnza Inn, a beautiful hotel in the heart of Monterey wine country. Not only is DeAnza Inn eco-friendly certified, but it is also located just minutes from nearly all Monterey major attractions.


California wine season is in full swing and waiting for visitors like you to enjoy its unique offerings! Book a stay in DeAnza Inn and plan your wine-filled trip at any or all of our featured wineries.




DeAnza Inn      

An ideal couples retreat, with spacious bedrooms and a convenient location near all Monterey Peninsula’s major attractions. 2141 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 993940. 800.858.8775