We arrive in front of the Portola Hotel & Spa (MAP) at 10:45 am for the 11:00 am tour. "All Aboard" ...and then off to Ventana Vineyards Tasting room for a beautiful and educational sit down wine tasting at historic Tarpy's Flat.

While you are tasting at Ventana your individual food orders for delicious box lunches and cheese platters are prepared fresh at Tarpy's Roadhouse for you to enjoy in the beautiful gardens or patios of the village tasting rooms.

Next it's over Laureles Grade or down Highway 1 into Carmel Valley for a hand full of tasting rooms in the Carmel Valley Village. We start with the "Patio Pass" that can be used for Wine Tasting or a Glass of Wine with your cheese platters or box lunches at Cima Collina. We carry on with our "Wine Tasting Tickets" which can be used at Marilyn Remark Winery, Bernardus Winery (Bernardus needs two wine tasting tickets or our "Fancy Pass"), Joyce Vineyards, Chesebro Wines, Parsonage Vineyards, Boekenoogen Winery, Rombi Estate Wines, Chateau Sinnet, Chock Rock Vineyards, Twisted Roots, Talbott Vineyards, and Heller Estate Organic Vineyards. (Wine glasses and openers are available in our "Packages" for you to enjoy your recent purchases while we travel...;-)

Tour time - 5 Hours - 5 Wineries.

We now offer tour packages that include: Wine Trolley Tickets - Wine Tasting Tickets - Bottles of Ventana Vineyards Monterey Red or Pastiche White Blend - Glasses - Cheese Platter (Specialty Crackers, Assorted Seasonal Fresh Fruits beautifully arranged with Assorted Gourmet Cheeses Which May Include: Brie, Gouda, Sonoma Goat Cheese, Jalapeno Havarti, Smoked Mozzarella, Sharp Cheddar & Gorgonzola. Served with Assorted Crackers and Breads.)

 

 

The Wine Trolley Tour is one of my most memorable experiences! We started off with spectacular views, amazing ambiance and savory wine tasting. Gary, our driver was a wonderful addition to our exceptional experience. Before the Trolley Tour came to an end, we were also engaged! Thank you for providing the perfect setting for this unforgettable moment in our lives! - Laura and Ryan Morales