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 into Carmel Valley for a hand full of tasting rooms in the valley village including: 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, Dawn's Dream, Silvestri Vineyards, 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...;-)
Our last stop in Mid Carmel Valley is at Boete Winery with prize Cabernet Sauvignons and Cabernet Francs!
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.)