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Ventana Vineyards

2999 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Monterey, CA 93940
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Ranked #15 of 55 activities in Monterey
Type: Wineries
Traveler Description: Ventana is a wine tasting room next door to Tarpy's Restaurant.  The winery tasting room is surrounded by beautiful pine and oak tree more »
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Pacific Grove
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Dallas, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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8 reviews 8 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Our wine tasting here ended up in us purchasing all of the wine for our daughter's wedding. There is a fantastic selection of wines to taste and they were offering an amazing sale on some excellent Chardonnay by the case and their Red Table Wine which was very good. The tasting fee is only $5 and there is a lovely... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

My boyfriend and I stopped by here on a recent visit to Monterey. While this is not actually on a vineyard, this cozy tasting room has a great selection of wines to sample. For a small fee we were not only able to sample the 7 or so wines on the tasting list but were also given a few extra... More

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