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Wine Trolley Tours

P.O. Box 1201, Monterey, CA 93940
831 624-1700
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Ranked #3 of 58 Activities in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

One of the highlights of our road trip honeymoon of the Californian coast. Gary was an interesting guide who managed to keep the varied ages of those on the tour entertained. The trip started with an informative tasting session and then moved onto the stunning Carmel Valley where tastings could be taken at your discretion. A tasty box lunch was... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Had a fantastic time on the wine trolley tour. It was a great deal- plenty of wine with very safe transportation. The carmel wine valley is impressive and delicious. My favorite winery was the cowgirl winery. I highly recommend this tour and would do it again.

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Johnstown, Colorado, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The trolley tour is a great way to take a wine tour. You can sit back and enjoy the scenery without the hassle of someone in your group having to drive. We also appreciated the wine education at the first stop - very informative! After that you are pretty much free to make your own choice from the participating wineries.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We had a great relaxing time. The scenery was amazing. Our tour guide Gary was funny and his dog nugget was just adorable. We tasted delicious wine and the wineries that we visited were educational and also set in beautiful areas. We had music wine and cheese what a way to spend a day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The trolley was very enjoyable - meet new friends and visited our choice of several different places! Lunch was great, and we purchased several bottles and had them shipped home to relive the experience. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to take this tour again the next time we visit Monterey!

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We spent a wonderful day with Gary and his sweet dog, Nugget. Gary was not only entertaining but also very knowledgable of the area and of the wines we would be tasting. There were only six of us on the tour so it was very informal and there was plenty of time at each tasting. We purchased the box lunch... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had a great time with Gary as the guide of the wine trolley tour of Carmel Valley wine tasting rooms. We started in Monterey with pickup at Portola Plaza and a 15-20 minute ride to the first stop - Ventana. There "Sir Richard" gave us a Wine Drinking 101 class that include some useful information heard nowhere else. We got... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is the second year that we have taken the wine trolly from Monterey for wine tasting in Carmel Valley and we would do it again. We really enjoy the experience. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. There are numerous wineries to visit. Something for every taste. This is a great trip for couples and/ or a group of friends.... More

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Had a wonderful day spent on the wine tour with Gary! We were lucky to have gorgeous weather and fabulous wine! We purchased the $225 tour for the 2 of us and loved the lunch, wine glasses and bottle opener. We met some very nice people on the tour, but also had time to ourselves to explore different tasting places.... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had an amazing day! Gary was exceptional, he is such an entertaining tour guide. He really went out of his way for our group, picking us up when we lost our way to the meeting spot! The drive is beautiful, wine was delcious and everyone was very welcoming and friendly! Would definaltey recommend and will do it again!!

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