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Address: , 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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Fun Afternoon

We purchased the $99 "Wine Trolley Special" tickets online before we got to Monterey. The trolley arrived in front of the Portola Hotel right on time. It was fun to ride through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We purchased the $99 "Wine Trolley Special" tickets online before we got to Monterey. The trolley arrived in front of the Portola Hotel right on time. It was fun to ride through the Carmel area on the open trolley. One of the highlights of our trip was when we walked into the Chock Rock Winery (no, we had never heard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We had a smaller tour of 4 people, so Gary took his van instead of the trolley. At first, I was a little bummed, but we got such a more personalized experience! Of course, we also got to meet his adorable dog Nugget too! Gary really knew a lot of history about the area, and was able to state what... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a must do for any girl trip! Gary was a wonderful host and the entire trip and planning on their part is amazing! We enjoyed lots of wine, lunch, music and most of all well deserved girl time. We will definitely be doing this again. Thanks Gary and team!

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Seymour, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Not worth it , our guide knew nothing about wine- just dropped us off at a place and you were on your own. No tours about how they make the wine ,didn't see any of the wine making factorys It is more like a drunk bus type of thing Go to AG wine tour instead they were wonder and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This might not be the review you want to hear but this is essentially a sophiscated party bus. Colorful tour guides? Check. Beautiful Trolley with impromptu dance parties? Check. Some disconsideration of time to ensure all have a good time? Check. This is a homegrown company and a delight to use. As a avid visitor of Napa, sonoma, Lodi, and... More 

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Exira, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The wine trolley is a great way to start a tour in The Monterey area. Our guide Leland was fantastic! He was very patient even with an extremely rude woman that spoke the entire time he did. There are several tasting rooms within walking distance of each other, even Cowboy Pete is there with his tractor and wagon to haul... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time on the wine trolley this past Friday. Everyone was so friendly and we all had a fabulous time together on the trolley. The wineries were varied and beautiful, lunch was delicious, and the dogs were cute as ever. No complaints, and we will be back! Also, we went with the $150 package... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had a great time on the Trolley with Gary and his sidekick, Nugget. It is a fun and easy way to visit several tasting rooms in the Carmel Valley with all of the details taken care of for you. The best part is you can sip and enjoy without having to drive. Thanks for a memorable day!

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South Jordan, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have taken a week to write this review because I wanted to be fair when expressing my opinion. Our tour was scheduled to depart at 11:00. We arrived at 10:30 and wandered around for a bit. We boarded just before 11:00.The trolley did not leave on time because we were waiting for inconsiderate travelers who didn't arrive on time.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The best wine tour ever!!! The staff are excellent, scenery is gorgeous and the wine is fabulous!!! What a fun day trip with "Cousins" giving lots of information, music on the trolley, tractor ride, lunch, meeting new friends and enjoying delicious wine. Highly recommend it. Monica S.

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