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Address: Monterey, CA 93942
Phone Number: 831-761-8463
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Description: Ag Venture Tours specializes in wine tasting, sightseeing and agricultural...
Ag Venture Tours specializes in wine tasting, sightseeing and agricultural education tours of the Monterey Bay region. Wine tasting tours visit the Monterey Wine Country (Carmel Valley, Salinas) or the Santa Cruz Mountains. Agricultural education tours feature the Salinas Valley. Sightseeing tours include Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel or Big Sur. All our tours are designed to be fun and educational and customized to your interests. Each tour includes pickup and return at your residence or hotel.
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Educational and super-interesting tour of Americas 'salad bowl'

We took the half-day agricultural tour of Salinas Valley with Ag Venture Tours. Evan Oakes is a wealth of agricultural knowledge and knows how to make learning fun. He started us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Davenport, Iowa
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a very nice half day tour with Evan to Salinas Valley. Evan is a wealth of knowledge and the tour was very informative. The information on the artichokes was very interesting. I think I would have liked to mix it up with the culinary tour for a day trip. But my son would not have stood for it.

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Bourbonnais
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We took the half-day agricultural tour of Salinas Valley with Ag Venture Tours. Evan Oakes is a wealth of agricultural knowledge and knows how to make learning fun. He started us in an artichoke field in Castroville, the artichoke capital of the U.S. where he showed us how artichokes grow and then did a demo on artichoke preparation. He then... More 

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Seymour, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We took the wine trolley tour and weren't as impress as we were with AG Venture tours. First of all Ag picks you up at you motel and you do not need to spend $24.00 for parking like with the Wine trolley, where you have to drive to the location-pick up point. and back again to your motel. AG venture... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I was impressed. Evan knows wine, but he also has a vast knowledge of agriculture and local history. He took us to some great hidden-gem wineries where the people were nice, the wines were excellent, and the tourists were few. My favorite part was walking through the vineyard while Evan described the art and science of growing vines.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

We were guided on our tour by Evan Oaks. He was pleasant, knowledgable and interesting. It was a very educational and pleasant afternoon. It did not hurt that the wine was excellent.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Touring the incredible Salinas Valley with Evan showed us how passion for farming translates across borders. A wealth of knowledge, not only of the area, but in all aspects of farming management and practices allowed us to appreciate Evan's knowledge acquired through years of experience and dedication. Evan's upbeat, positive attitude, and openness to answer any questions in such a... More 

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Henrietta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Our tour of the Salinas Valley with Evan was a fire hydrant of information. Evan probably knows this area better than anyone. The tour was not only informative but entertaining as well. We got a great overview of this very unique area. Would enjoy doing another tour with Ag Venture. Thank you Evan and Ag Venture Tours, Aaron Hicks, Henrietta,... More 

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Chino, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I booked the Carmel Valley winery tour, and, from the first phone call, you could tell that Evan Oakes is a man who listens. He paid attention to my interests in red wines and found wineries that featured those tastes. When he took us on the walking tour of a vineyard, I could tell he sensed that my husband and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Evan went out of his way to accommodate a late booking. He was extra caring to the needs of my senior mom, and was a gentleman. I had travelled to the Monterey-Carmel area many times and have done the usual tourist stops while driving but this time I decided to take the train and opened to do a private tour... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went on a wine tasting tour in the Carmel Valley. It was absolutely the best. We can't wait to plan another vacation with some friends and go on another tour. Evan is very knowledgeable and incredibly friendly. We didn't want the tour to end! We highly recommend this tour.

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Address: Monterey, CA 93942
Phone Number: 831-761-8463
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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