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Wine Trolley Tours

P.O. Box 1201, Monterey, CA 93940
831 624-1700
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Ranked #4 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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Prince George, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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Salinas
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have done the store several time with my parents and with girlfriends it's an overall great experience it's good for couples too!!!! The tour picture up at Portola Plaza and runs from about 11 AM and to the return time about 4 PM. I have been on tors that used the old-fashioned Charlie which is very fun and also... More

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Ridgecrest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic Wine Tour!! A great way to spend a day out. Our tour guide Gary was exceptional.....ask him about the Monterey Jack Cheese story:) Great way to spend our anniversary with a trip down the coast. I highly recommend this tour:)

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Had a very nice day, met some great people and tasted some good wines. We had a good time and it was worth the money spent. I would have rated this a 5, but the first winery (Ventana) was only average in both wines available to taste and knowledge of the server. The Wine Trolley staff was friendly, helpful and... More

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is the second year in a row I sent a big group of people to enjoy the Wine Trolley. We ended up havving the whole trolley to ourselves! Once again, the group came back with rave reviews. They had a fabulous time. Great host, great wine, great time had by all!

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Santa Cruz, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

One of the highlights of my recent anniversary trip to Monterey was the wine trolley. The staff is accommodating and very entertaining. Its a great deal for a whole days worth of activity. Two wine glasses, wine bottle opener, complementary bottle of wine, delicious boxed lunch from Party's, wine tasting vouchers, wine education, and a scenic tour ride of the... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

During my vacation, I wanted to take my girlfiend on a getaway to Monterey. I thought the Wine Trolley Tour would be the perfect thing. It turned out to be the right choice. The Driver was Gary and Assistant was Molly. They were great! The Molly poured us a sample of a White Merlot which was outstanding. I loved it... More

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Four of us (two couples) went out for the Monterey Wine Tour with Gary. We were on the smaller trolley and booked the 4-person package which included a bottle of wine (we opened this before our first stop), wine glasses, an opener and lunch per couple. WHAT A BLAST! Of the 8 days we spent in Monterey and San Fran,... More

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great Day wine tasting on the Wine Trolley in Monterey and Carmel Valley. Clean double decker bus, organized and efficient. Very knowlegable tour guide!

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