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Ag Venture Tours

Address: P.O. Box 2634, Monterey, CA 93942
Phone Number: 831-761-8463
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Ranked #12 of 72 Activities in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Ag Venture Tours specializes in wine tasting, sightseeing and agricultural education tours of the...
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Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Chino, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had a half day private tour of the agriculture industry in the Salinas/Castroville farm lands. We learned lots about how fresh fruit and vegetables are raised and make their way from central California to us on the east coast. If you have an interest in where and how your food gets to you, this tour explains a lot. The... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My wife and I took a private tour with Evan and it was fantastic. Great wine, good timing (not too much time in the van), beautiful sights, and great nature views. I even got time to stop at Pebble Beach pro shop and take pictures at tee box 1 and the 18th green. To top off the tour, we over... More 

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california's South Bay
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Evan is a very "nice guy" who talks a good game and if you have no prior knowledge of the area or the topic he will seem very informative. However, on our day with Evan, I found that he made up a lot of facts as we went along. While I am inclined to say "No harm, no foul" on... More 

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AgVentureTours, Owner at Ag Venture Tours, responded to this review

I'm surprised at the 4/8/2014 negative review. The rest of the guests on this tour enjoyed it. I only visit wineries that produce excellent wines and provide excellent service. I have no control over which wines are poured on a particular day. The winery makes this decision. Information provided on the tour is factual and taken seriously. I'll let my... More 

batonrouge
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Had a great time on the tour! Thanks evan for a fantastic day! He picked a perfect combination of wineries Cant wait to get my wine shipment in!

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited the Monterey/Carmel area in February, and at the top of our list of things to do was to go wine tasting! After doing some research on local wine tasting tour companies, we decided to book with Evan/Ag Venture Tours...and we were so glad we did! Evan was extremely knowledgeable and professional...but above all, he is... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Family trip to Monterey/Carmel to enjoy and learn more about wine. Our first day's vacation was an all day (10:30-4:30) tour of the Salinas Valley with Evan. Cannot say enough about how much we learned about agriculture in "America's Salad Bowl" as well as visits to three entirely different, but all wonderful, vineyards. Highly recommend an outing with Evan in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Evan is an awesome tour guide! He met us at our hotel in Monterey and gave us the local insight to the Monterey area in general and then took us on a very relaxed tour of a winery. We also visited 3 tasting rooms where Evan had obviously developed some great relationships with the owners. They all knew him by... More 

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