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Wine Trolley Tours

P.O. Box 1201, Monterey, CA 93940
831 624-1700
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Ranked #3 of 55 activities in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We had a very enjoyable day on the trolley, with Gary as our guide. This is an interesting wine region, with quite a range of quality. The speaker at the first wine tasting was interesting, and the venue was pleasant, but we were not overly impressed with the wines served there. Some of the wines we tasted at the Carmel... More

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I can't believe we did not know that the Wine Trolley existed. We went for my birthday adventure and it exceeded my expectations. You get a great experience, a little education and a whole lot of fun! My ONLY negative would be that you never know who else you'll share the trolley with, unless of course you book the whole... More

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South Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We had a great time on this tour. Gary went out of his way to make it an interesting and fun tour. We were part of a small group and he used the van vs. the trolley, but it was a great time anyway. Met a lot of interesting people during the tour and tasted some fantastic wines. I highly... More

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Newhall, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Gary is an amazing guide and has us coming back for more! This is my third time on the trolley and will not be my last! I recommend this tour to everyone I meet! Thanks again for an amazing time and birthday celebration!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Our guide Gary is very pleasant Host, he makes you feel important.I went with my husband but unfortunately we end up standing because they ran out of sits. It just shows how popular this tour is. Anyway, right from the start Gary Welcomed us and made us part of the tour. On top of that he refunded our money back,... More

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Wonderful way to spend the day in Carmel Valley. Great to be able to sample a wide vartiety of the local wines, worry free. Gary, the tour guide was extremely helpful and has great sense of humor, which added to the experience. Pros - 1.) didnt have to drive 2.) didnt have to worry about finding the locations 3.) provided... More

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Linden, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

First, our guide Gary is great! He made you feel right at ease. We had a small group since it was the Sunday before Christmas but we got the Grand Service!! Gary really knew what he was doing and took us to all the right places. He took great care of us and introduced us to Cowboy Pete which made... More

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I went with my best friend for a girls weekend to California. We had a blast with Gary! Loved the music he played, he took us to some AMAZING wineries remembered our names when the tour was over to give us our boxes of wine! It was probably in my top 2 of favorite things we did while we were... More

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

Loved the music on the trolley! My two sisters came from out of town and we had a wonderful time! Memories that will last a life time!! Thank u!

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Dällikon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

My partner and I joined the Wine Trolly Tour on the 24th of October and we had a great time. Gary was informative, friendly and a great host. His adorable dog Nugget joined us as well, which added an extra delight to the whole trip. We will definitely join this trip again the next time we are in Monterey.

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