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Address: P.O. Box 1201, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831 624-1700
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Description: Experience an unforgettable journey wine tasting in the aesthetic beauty...
Experience an unforgettable journey wine tasting in the aesthetic beauty of Carmel Valley aboard “Hattie the Magnificent Trolley”.We will pick you up at the Portola Plaza-Downtown Monterey at 11:00 AM and trolley you to Ventana Vineyards out at Tarpy's Flat.We then travel over the Salinas Mountains to visit the many tasting rooms in the Carmel Valley Village including: Bernardus Vineyards, Parsonage Vineyards, Chateau Sinnet, Heller Estate Organic Vineyards and Boekenoogen Winery.Our last stop is Mid Valley where we can visit Boete Winery and Chateau Julien.You will then be returned to Portola Plaza with all the wonderful memories, new friends and wines you have collected.
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Enophile? Take the Trolley...

Lots of fun, very easy going, instantly get to know other people who enjoy wine, and get to try wines that you may not get anywhere else. We booked online and everything was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Wayne H
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Lots of fun, very easy going, instantly get to know other people who enjoy wine, and get to try wines that you may not get anywhere else. We booked online and everything was handled by our tour guide who gave very good advice the entire time.

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Castro Valley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Thanks Gary & Nugget for a great Sunday tour through the Carmel Valley. We enjoyed all the wineries we visited, did a bit of shopping and had a fabulous time. We'll come back again, maybe next time for the Ghost Tour.

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Raymore, Missouri
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22 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My wife and I did the survivor tour and it was great. We rode the van instead of the trolley due to the number of people signed up but that twas fine. Gary did email and give us the option of changing dates to ride the trolley but we chose not to. We booked the survivor tour and enjoyed it.... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Can't say enough about what a great time the Monterey Wine Tour was. Gary (and his daughter) was an excellent tour guide and my wife and I tasted plenty of wines. Not sure exactly how he makes $$$ because you get so much for the price of the tour. Can't wait til my wine arrives home so I can start... More 

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Wine Trolley Tours wants to thank you for the great review and for your service to your community; with your career as a Police Officer in Florida. More 

2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

The tour and your guide were wonderful and especially his dog Nugget! Great time, wonderful experience and the wineries were excellent!

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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This was one of the best parts of our trip!! Gary you are a fabulous tour guide We want to come back just to do this again!! Thanks for a great day!!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We had a great day! There are plenty of chances to customize your tastings and Gary does a great job of making sure you're having fun without being intrusive! I can't wait to go back!!!

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San Carlos, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
5 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A small girls' group (5 of us) had a private tour with Gary, using the van. This was a wonderful way to bond with these women and not have to do our own driving. Gary gave us a bit of history and trivia about the area, which was also fun. We were glad to be in the van rather than... More 

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Salinas, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My cousins and bestie had a blast. Instead of a bridal shower, we had a Tipsy Bridal Tour on the Wine Trolley. Lots of laughter, delicious wines and fantastic tour guide Gary. Since we are local we rarely go from winery to winery because we all want to drink...so, this wine trolley experience was seriously fun and we got to... More 

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Saint-Eustache, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We where only 2 and the owner Gary came to pick us up with the minivan. I was expecting the trolley and I guess it showed in my face that I was a little bit disappointed, right away he offered us to do it the next day with the trolley because he had many people who had reserved but since... More 

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