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Ag Venture Tours

P.O. Box 2634, Monterey, CA 93942
831-761-8463
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Ranked #10 of 55 activities in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Ag Venture Tours specializes in wine tasting, sightseeing and agricultural education tours of the Monterey Bay region. Wine tasting tours visit the... more » 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. « less
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california's South Bay
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
2 reviews
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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California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

My Husband and I really lucked out when we spontaneously booked the above ag tour with Evan in September 2013. We enjoyed it so very much, that I booked the same tour for some visiting, out of state relatives that were here in October 2013. Not only is Evan extremely knowledgeable about the local agriculture, he is very welcoming and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Evan met us at our hotel in Carmel By the Sea- it turned out to be just my husband & I on the tour, which was perfect because it was our 2nd wedding anniversary. We booked the 3 hour Carmel Valley Wine tour. He was fantastic from the very start, really friendly and you can tell he truly loves what... More

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sunnyvale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I went with my Sister and Brother-in-law (who are farmers in Minnesota) went on Evan's Ag tour recently. This was the most expensive touring they did on their trip out here, but it was also the highlight. Evan had the expertise and knowledge to answer everyone's questions, he clearly knows his stuff. He is friendly and the tour was very... More

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British Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

A group of us used Evan's services off a cruise ship. He took us on a tour of 17 Mile Drive - absolutely gorgeous scenery - a stop at Pebble Beach, a drive through Carmel and then a stop at two wineries, including a tour at one, and at one of which included a really nice sit-down picnic lunch with... More

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Ft. Lauderdale
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27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Evan met us on time and got us back to the ship at the time promised. It was a lovely stress free relaxing day. We toured Monteray and learned about the history of the area, Went thru Carmel, the 17 mile drive and of course the best part an enjoyable lunch at a winery. We had two different tasting oppertunities.... More

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