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Holman Ranch

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Address: 19 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9703
Phone Number: +1 831-659-2640
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Holman Ranch's Carmel Valley tasting room offers the perfect backdrop to...

Holman Ranch's Carmel Valley tasting room offers the perfect backdrop to swirl, sip and savor the different complexities of Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery wines. There is something for everyone (5 varietals in fact), from the full-bodied Pinot Noirs to the light, fruity flavors of our Pinot Gris and lightly oaked Chardonnay. Holman Ranch also offers estate grown and bottled Olive Oil available for tasting and purchase at the Tasting Room.The Tasting Room showcases the estate wines of Holman Ranch include: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rose of Pinot Noir. Carefully hand-harvested, cold pressed and bottled, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced from the fruits of our Tuscan trees has a delightful spice followed by a buttery finish.Tastings are offered daily for $5 per tasting. A standard tasting includes five varietals. The tasting fee is waived with the purchase of $50 or more in wine.The tasting room is open Sun - Thurs from 11:00 am-6:00 pm, Fri - Sat from 12:00 pm- 7 pm, and can be reserved for private events.

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Favorite tasting room in Carmel area

My wife and I visited about a dozen tasting rooms in Carmel-by-the-Sea and Carmel Valley. Our favorites were in Carmel Valley, and of those this was the one that I wanted to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited about a dozen tasting rooms in Carmel-by-the-Sea and Carmel Valley. Our favorites were in Carmel Valley, and of those this was the one that I wanted to write about because it was our favorite by far. The host took tons of time to talk to us and gave us lots of extra tastes. It was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Spent 3 days in carmel last month playing on beach, shopping and wine tasting. We went to 6 different wineries and this was by far the best. Duncan was so friendly and knowledgeable. He let us try a few other wines that were not on tasting menu and the pours were very generous. Had an amazing time there and will... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Stopped here on a recommendation and so glad we did! What a fun little tasting room. Duncan, our host, was entertaining and quiet knowledgable on the wine and the ranch. Joined the wine club. Great perks and affordable wine. Looking forward to a return visit and a stay at the ranch.

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Holman R, Owner at Holman Ranch, responded to this review

Hi Jill! Welcome to the family! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and when you are ready to cash in your stay in our guest cottages, you let me know. Thanks! nick@holmanranch.com More 

Sunnyvale
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Small and inviting tasting room, offering both bar and table service. You will select from three tasting flights all very reasonably priced (try all three, easily share between two). The host will pour all of your wines at one time and suggest the order of tasting. The tastings are placed on a coordinating paper with notes for each wine. We... More 

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Holman R, Owner at Holman Ranch, responded to this review

Hi There! I just wanted to say thank you for posting your comments! We really appreciate your time and were so glad to have you at the tasting room! We are very proud of our staff and are happy you enjoyed your experience and our products. See you next time! More 

Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Hunter's cuvée Pinot top marks. Several other winning reds and whites, even a terrific extra virgin olive oil. All organically farmed. Definitely worth a stop!

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Holman R, Owner at Holman Ranch, responded to this review

So Glad you liked the Hunter's Pinot as well as our other offerings. We are now offering EVOO tastings daily at the tasting room, complimentary with the purchase of a wine tasting, so Im glad you were able to try it. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. See you soon! More 

Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We did a pinot flight tasting in their winery tasting room. Staff is wonderful. We very much liked the wine and purchased two bottles. For our tasting, they also had a pinot and olive oil tasting. The tasting room is very nice and pleasant. We were able to sit and enjoy tasting at a very leisurely pace.

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Holman R, Owner at Holman Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Mini, We wanted to take a moment to sat thank you for your visit and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are thrilled with our Tasting Room staff and Im glad they help make your visit enjoyable. Enjoy the wines and we'll hope to see you in again soon! More 

Suffern, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Great experience. Pretty setting, great service, very nice stuff. everything went smooth. Thank you.

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Holman R, Owner at Holman Ranch, responded to this review

Hi There Wizard! Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We have been hosting weddings and special events at Holman for almost 90 years and we are so glad that you were enjoy a little Holman style hospitality while you were visiting Carmel Valley. Cheers and thanks you! More 

Johnston, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Our group rented out all of the cabins for an extended getaway during the AT&T ProAm at Pebble Beach. This was a great, secluded, very scenic location that provided tranquility during evenings and a common area for entertaining (bar, pool table, dart board and jukebox. I would highly recommend staying here versus a crowded hotel.

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hlowder, Owner at Holman Ranch, responded to this review

Thanks Dave! We are so glad you enjoyed yourself. Our property is available to groups like yours year round, as part of the many fun events that happen in and around the area. Our 10 guest rooms and game room are fully equipped and we are so glad you enjoyed the amenities! See you next time. More 

Fenton, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

We have done wine tasting from Paso Robles to Napa Valley and found few wineries that charge a tasting fee when also selling you bottles of wine. Holman Ranch is one of them We had a good tasting session going (my wonderful wife and I were splitting the tastings) and thinking about buying some of the wine, but our server... More 

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hlowder, Owner at Holman Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I understand that the non waiver of tasting fees may not be a usual practice, but it is becoming more common in the industry. The main reason is that these wineries, including ours, reserve free tastings for wine club members as a perk for their continued... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

We just spent the weekend as part of a wine club benefit. The property is immaculate and stunning, as noted in other reviews. We belong to a few other wine clubs, and having a weekend at no cost is an extremely special, gracious perk. The wines are delicious; the tasting room staff is superb. We had several addition "treats" during... More 

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hlowder, Owner at Holman Ranch, responded to this review

Very sorry for the delayed response! We are so appreciative of your business, your support and your review. We enjoyed having you stay with us and we look forward to having you back soon. Cheers! More 

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