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A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro
Ranked #2 of 25 Shopping in Monterey
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Owner description: 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 while sampling locally-sourced wine and food. An entire wall of windows overlooks the majestic Monterey Bay, providing a stunning backdrop for a wine tasting and/or dinning adventure. Housed in a renovated circa 1918 sardine cannery and showcases over 95 Monterey County wineries.
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Nashville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Everything you read is true”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Everything you read about Taste of Monterey is true. Located right on the edge of Monterey Bay we watched the sea otters play while we enjoyed our marvelous flight of local wines. Our server was so hospitable and even helped us find the perfect location to watch the sunset that night - Spanish Bay. If you like ocean views and wine, this place is for you.

Visited April 2013
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Durban, South Africa
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74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great way to sample local wine offerings”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Taste of Monterey is part of the Cannery Row shops in the heart of the Monterey tourist district. It is part wine shop and part tasting room. It also offers light bites such as cheese plates. One of the best things about this place is the views. One wall is completely glass and faces out onto Monterey Bay. There are several wine flight tasting options and this is a great way to get to know local vineyard offerings. Sit sipping your wine, watch the colors of the bay change as the light changes, and look for whales and the many sea otters that float by. There is a complimentary pair of binoculars available, but consider bringing your own. The bar area is a little small, and can get crowded during peak times.

Visited March 2013
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Suisun City, California
2 reviews
“Monterey Wines”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

We visited Cannery Row and checked this place out as we are wine lovers. We were not disappointed. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable of the regions wine. The view of Monterey Bay from here is excellent. They also have an large list of participating restaurants that will not charge a corking fee if you bring in a bottle purchased from "A Taste of Monterey". If you enjoy wine, this place has to be on your destination list.

Visited March 2013
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Wilmington, DE
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81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great View & Wonderful Wines”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This wine tasting venue is located on the 2nd floor of the Cannery Row Pier. It is spacious and has lots of seating, with the best window views of Monterey Bay while enjoying the fine wines of the area. It's a fun way to relax and get away from the Cannery Row crowds.

Visited January 2013
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Redondo Beach, California
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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Fun tasting room, excellent views”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Stopped here with my girlfriends on my bachelorette weekend. The prices here for flights of wine are surprisingly reasonable and the views are incredible. We had a great time and picked up a couple of souvenirs.

Visited August 2012
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