Great wine and beautiful grounds,. tasting room is a hacienda-type building with Spanish/Mexican type vintage repo artifacts, as well as dvds/books for sale. But what I really enjoy is the grounds, with native plantings, very "mission-esque", with tables set out for sipping and noshing. The tastings come with a fee- $15-25 IIRC. But you get 5-6 glasses of good pours to taste, along with a few cracker/cheese bites. The whites are great, and I also like the cab franc (red) when it is available. They are known for their Merlots, but I don't generally like Merlot. Their Merlot is actually drinkable to me :-)
Very nice relaxing venue to hang out for awhile. I am not sure I would enjoy venue as much if weather did not permit for outside seating.
Georis owns Corkscrew restaurant aside the tasting room, and it is a nice place to continue your Carmel Valley experience with a decent lunch, tho I am not overly impressed with the food. They also own La Bicyclette in Carmel as well as, to my knowledge, partial ownership in Casanova, a very upscale restaurant in Carmel with outstanding wine list.
I advise to come here on a day that is not rainy.... even a cool, clear day is enjoyable here.
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