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Wine Trolley Tours

Address: P.O. Box 1201, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831 624-1700
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Ranked #4 of 76 Activities in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Experience an unforgettable journey wine tasting in the aesthetic beauty of Carmel Valley aboard...
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Owner description: 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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San Carlos, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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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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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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Iowa
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Our decision to join the wine trolley was very last minute. I'm glad we fit it into our short trip to Monterey. We started as a group at Ventana and enjoyed a private tasting with great information. We then drove about 30 min to a grouping of tasting rooms. The guide was great about suggesting where we should go based... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

One of my friends wanted to take the wine trolley for her birthday. Since her birthay was in a Thursday there weren't that many people and we took the van instead of the trolley. The driver was amazing, and very entertaining he really made the trip fun and nugget his little dog is adorable! What was disappointing were the actual... More 

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Bocsa Raton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It's the way to go for touring different wineries. Relaxing trip with not having to drive and had a great time visiting with others on the bus. A good value and I highly recommend it, we'll definitely do it again our next trip to Monterey. Dale/Brenda S.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Amazing experience!! Amazing customer service. Would highly recommend the wine tour to everyone! Owner was able to squeeze us in on one of the tours and was extremely friendly.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went on Gary's Wine Trolley on our first full day in Monterey. We had a great time, and discovered Joyce Vineyards as a recommendation of Gary's. Terrific selection of great locally-made wines and wonderful service. Gary made the day fun. My husband told me later he hadn't been looking forward to the tour, but once we got on board,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My fiance and I were in Monterey for a quiet week away and started our trip with the Wine Trolley. It certainly got our trip off on the right foot. Gary is a riot and made for a very fun host. Nugget, his long-haired Dachshund sidekick was adorable. We thought the value of the tour was great--two Wine Trolley wine... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Thanks to Gary and a Trolley full of friendly, wine-loving passengers, my husband and I had a fantastic time celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary!! This tour is definitely worth the price.....very funny tour guide, beautiful countryside, yummy wines and a lot of fun!! A MUST DO IN MONTEREY

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