Dawn's Dream Winery
Dawn's Dream Winery
4.5
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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  • Bryan K
    Marina, California472 contributions
    Doug was amazing!
    Cute little place kind of off the beaten path. But if you make it here, you will not regret it. Doug was phenomenal & absolutely made our day. I’m certain our experience would not have been as amazing without him. Great wine with interesting back stories. This place also does a great job of giving back through charities. Put this place on you list of “must visit.”
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 5, 2022
  • dawntingdawn
    Geneva, Illinois30 contributions
    Wonderful wines!
    What a delightful find! We happened upon Dawn's Dream Winery in Carmel by the Sea. The wines are wonderful. The shopkeeper was charming and informative.
    Traveled solo
    Written July 3, 2015
  • BradandKaty
    Monterey, California10 contributions
    Fun experience in downtown Carmel
    Being on the central coast, we've been to our fair share of wineries, and Dawn's Dream was definitely one of the most enjoyable experiences we've had. The staff was very engaging, and gave us chocolates to enjoy with the wine samples. We also brought our dog, and he was treated well, as we've come to expect in Carmel. Our flight had one Chardonnay, one Rose, and three Pinot Noirs (their specialty). Great wine, great tasting experience, and we will definitely return.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 1, 2014
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Kathleen T
Dillon, CO7 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
Yummy wines the Pinot noir rose was so good and we really liked the Ashley as well. Our wine host Doug was such a wealth of information about the wine, and gave us some great pointers on local restaurants and activities.
Written December 11, 2018
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Round Rock Foodie
Round Rock, TX310 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
Staff is friendly, wine is good but won't blow you out of the water. My favorite in the tasting was The Nugget, their rose. You will enjoy yourself, and $15 won't break the bank.
Written April 23, 2018
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Snorris57
Oxnard, CA358 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
Dawn, of Jack and Dawn Gallante, both have wine tasting in Carmel-by-the-Sea. He specializes in bold Cabernet Sauvignon's. she specializes in delicate Pinot Noir's named after her daughters. She also has a good Chardonnay. Worth the stop for wine tasting.
Written March 20, 2017
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KurtS84
Steamboat Springs, CO44 contributions
Aug 2016
A fun diversion featuring local wines, presented casually but expertly in a convenient, comfortable location.
Written August 23, 2016
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redjeepps
Rancho Mirage, CA135 contributions
Jun 2016
They have good wines and we bought two bottles for $70 total and they still charged us for the tasting. Not so happy! Most places waive the fee with purchase.Get with the program.
Written June 22, 2016
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555markymark
Cardiff, UK19 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
Was visiting Carmel and Monterey on the last 3 days of my Ca holiday and just came across this tasting room in Carmel town centre. I had a lovely welcome and you can have a tasting of 4 or 6 different wines. This is the business of a wife whose husband is a farmer and who also does some wine stuff. Quite small scale but lovely wines. Owner is philanthropic and supports good causes and other startups. The tasting rm manager was very friendly and I had a good restaurant recommendation to boot. Please pop in!
Written June 12, 2016
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StuartGirl4life
Stuart, FL156 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
Loved the wines here. They were elegant and balanced, with nice flavor and good stories to go with each taste. The comfortable atmosphere was very welcoming and the staff were great. I highly recommend!
Written July 4, 2015
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FionaKBooker
Adelaide63 contributions
Jan 2015 • Solo
Dawn's winery is lots of fun, great tasting room, friendly knowledgable staff. The tasting flight is $10 but well worth it, they pour generously.
Written January 21, 2015
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edckutee
stateline7 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
we had wonderful time tasting wines and chatting with bar lady. thank you. we will be back :) Dawns tub is a must to try :)
Written December 23, 2014
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TheDriver_m8
Monterey, CA188 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
We went to Dawns Dream winery on a recommendation from the WineWalkabout guys and were not disappointed. Dawns is the new tasting room in town having only recently moved in from the Carmel Valley. Located behind the building on the NW Corner of 7th & San Carlos the Dawns Dream Winery tasting room is spacious and inviting. You can even take your picture in big claw foot brass bathtub that features on their wine labels. Our tasting started off with Dawns lovely Chardonnay and then a Pinot Noir Rose and we never looked back. Next up there is the three Daughters. Dawn has named her wonderful Pinot Noir's after her three daughters. With all three having different personalities but all so lovely it is hard to find a clear favorite. We also found out they do a lovely cheese platter to keep your hunger at bay while you taste the lovely wines which was really nice. With such a lovely setting and feel we found this to be a great choice for a stop on the Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea.
Written May 27, 2014
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Dawn's Dream Winery is open:
  • Sun - Fri 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM