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Ventana Vineyards

2999 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Monterey, CA 93940
831-372-7415
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Ranked #16 of 57 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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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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38 reviews 38 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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13 helpful votes 13 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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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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