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Ventana Vineyards

Address: 2999 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831-372-7415
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Ranked #23 of 94 things to do in Monterey
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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36 reviews from our community

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English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stopped here on our way out of Monterey. The grounds are lovely but we were hoping to be able to "stroll the winery" a little more. Both staff members were helping another group when we arrived, so we started the tasting by ourselves. I thought that someone might come check on us when they were done with that group,... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Ventana was our first stop on our wine trolley tour. We had a great time and we learned so much useful information about the wines and wine etiquette. I really loved the atmosphere of the patio and my husband and I will definitely go back on our next trip to Monterey.

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Pacific Grove
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The Ventana wines are great! We were introduced to the medal winner Chardonnay on a fishing trip 2 years ago. We certainly do appreciate the quality and the price if these fine local wines.

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Linden, MI
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Not only were the wines excellent, but our host was fantastic! As we were new to the "wine tasting arena", we didn't know a lot about what to do. Our host showed us everything and answered all our questions. It was incredible. And since it was Sunday before Christmas, it was a small group. It was amazing that he took... More 

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Wyoming, MI
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We spent a very delightful hour here. Ashley was our 'guide' was VERY knowledgeable about the wines, vineyards and the wine process. We learned a lot and enjoyed her "presentation". The wines were very good. We are glad we decided to stop here!

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Great Falls, Montana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Richard did a great job going over wine tasting etiquette and learning about the central coast wine specialties. Ventana wine is great and was a highlight of our wine tour. We are going back to buy more to take home from the trip. Highly recommended!

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Washington, D.C.
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110 reviews 110 reviews
28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This cozy tasting room, situated next to Tarpy's Roadhouse, offered a wine for every palate. They were closing out a Chardonnay vintage for $90 a case and it was flying out of the tasting room. The staff was well-informed and patient in explaining the vintages and varieties, and greeted regulars and newcomers with enthusiasm. There's a shaded outdoor terrace for... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Richard's educational tasting explanations were interesting and humorous. We quite enjoyed our time at Ventana!

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Escondido, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Visited this little tasting room and really enjoyed it. Outstanding Chardonnay. My daughter-in-law and I purchased a couple of glasses of it after the tasting and sat outside and enjoyed the quiet patio. Ended up buying a bottle of their excellent Pinot Noir for my husband.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Stopped at Ventana as part of the Wine Trolley Tour. The key to this visit was a Ventana staff member named Richard who spent an hour with us on the patio. Richard led our 5 wine tasting while providing the answers to all the questions we had. He's entertaining, knowledgeable, friendly, and really a pleasant guy to be around.

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