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A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Wine tasting while enjoying magnificent views of the Monterey Bay

This is a hidden gem that is known well by the locals. Taste the wonderful wines of Monterey County... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sharron H
Monterey, California
Cool experience and we had a Groupon...

We did the cheese platter and 2 flight Groupon.. It was very cool looking out at the ocean and very... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Denver, Colorado
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This regional wine market and bistro is Cannery Row's 2nd largest attraction and is a must see when in Monterey. We invite you to come in and discover the culinary delights of Monterey Wine Country. Take in the magnificent ocean's edge location...more
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700 Cannery Row, 2nd Floor, Monterey, CA 93940-1063
+1 831-646-5446
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem that is known well by the locals. Taste the wonderful wines of Monterey County other by the flight or by the glass. You can watch the gulls and the otters. I once even saw a Humpback Whale come within 50...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sharron H
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

We did the cheese platter and 2 flight Groupon.. It was very cool looking out at the ocean and very relaxed atmosphere.. Great date location, but I was with a friend.. We had the crab dip in addition and it was pretty great also.. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch. Wow what a great place. Wine tasting food, everything. We were welcomed and the service was great. Don’t miss the crab cakes. The wine and food are superb! A must for Monterey!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FionaD57
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Exceptional limited edition wine selections and fantastic view make for a must-do. It is situated on the second floor, which made for a lucky find as we were exploring. The bistro is quaint and has lots of gourmet locally sourced couvet. But the wine and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cesar C
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Extremely tucked away place in Monterey with great wine selection and great charcuterie selection. Must visit because the view is amazing.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Breckenjanderson
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Incredible wine, good food and a view to kill. With all the tourist stuff around you could miss this place. Tucked away on second story this place is awesome.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Hicks3456
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Thought we'd try it out because reviews were really decent. It was a nice selection of cheeses, crackers, dips and wines. My husband tries reds and I tried whites. My only complaint was one of my wines literally tasted like gasoline. I truly thought it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dmsrdh
Reviewed June 17, 2018

I really enjoyed my wine-tasting experience at A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro. While sipping wine and eating cheese selections, the view dazzled me. Watching the waves and the birds soaring above them was mesmerizing. I had two flights of reds that were most...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nancy B
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We were a little skeptical as we eyed the doorway at the top of some stairs in a small building full of tourist shops on Cannery Row. You enter through tables full of merchandise, but keep walking because at the back is a wall of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank beachfam_rp
Reviewed June 10, 2018

My husband and I were in Monterey for a few days and visited this wine bistro. We did some red & white wine tasting, and then ordered a flatbread pizza and a charcuterie and both were excellent. And so was our waitperson, Oscar. His suggestions...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Jodie D
March 25, 2018|
Response from Ken R | Property representative |
There is metered street parking all around. There is also a city parking garage with a flat rate for longer stays.
October 11, 2017|
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Response from Ken R | Property representative |
The Private Reserve Club is comprised of quarterly shipments of three wines. These wines sell between $30 and $60 per bottle. The featured wine normally are produced from single vineyard sources and limited in... More