Wine Tasting in Monterey, CA and Beyond

The Finest Wines in the County

Monterey County is home to an array of award winning wines, ample tasting rooms, and unique wine experiences for all wine enthusiast visiting the destination. Enjoy Monterey County Pinot Noir’s and Chardonnay’s alongside a number of other varietals while exploring the local tasting rooms and vineyards. Your stay at Portola Hotel & Spa provides premier access to a number of wineries in Monterey, CA. View the Monterey Wine Country Tasting Room Map.

Experience some of the best wineries and attractions hosting exquisite Monterey wine tasting sessions through our recommendations below.

Monterey Wine Tasting

SoVino Wine Bar & Merchant

Whether you’re looking for a gift or something to enjoy in the comfort of your hotel room, a trip to SoVino, located outside the Portola Hotel & Spa is a must-do for any wine enthusiast. Boasting a fantastic selection of local wines and more, SoVino is a local favorite to shop for a bottle.

241 Alvarado Street
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 641-9463

A Taste of Monterey

Located on Cannery Row and walking distance from the Portola Hotel & Spa, A Taste of Monterey provides the best opportunity to sample wines from throughout the County. The tasting room offers a view of the Monterey Bay, small bites and a wine themed gift shop.

700 Cannery Row, 2nd Floor
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 646-5446

The Wine Experience

The Wine Experience invites guests to taste, blend, create and enjoy a variety of Monterey County wines. Offering wine tasting, custom blending, label personalization and interactive classes, The Wine Experience is the perfect introduction to wine with a “taste” of the process of making wine.

381 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 324-4974


Wine Tours

Wine Trolley

With a variety of packages all geared around food and wine, hop aboard a historic trolley and set off on an unforgettable wine tasting experience through picturesque Carmel Valley. Spend the day enjoying fabulous food, wine and valley views. Most tours depart from the Wharf Marketplace, just blocks from the Portola Hotel & Spa.

For more information and to make reservations, please call (831) 624-1700.


Carmel-by-the-Sea & Carmel Valley Wine Tasting

The Wine Walk-by-the-Sea

Carmel-by-the Sea offers The Wine Walk-by-the-Sea, a self-paced and self-guided stroll to a variety of tasting rooms all within a few blocks of each other on the both sides of Ocean Avenue. With over a dozen tasting rooms pouring a variety of Monterey County wines including sparkling wines, The Wine Walk-by-the-Sea is the perfect wine experience encompassing a day exploring Carmel, CA.

For more information about The Wine Walk-by-the-Sea visit the Carmel Chamber of Commerce or call (800) 550-4333.

Carmel Valley Village

As one of the seven Appellations that make up Monterey County Wine Country, Carmel Valley is tucked away among the Santa Lucia Range. Just 12 miles from Highway 1 South, Carmel Valley Village is a haven for wine enthusiasts. Home to nearly 20 tasting rooms, the Carmel Valley region is known for its full bodied wines including: Bordeaux, Cabernet and Merlot varietals. In addition, Carmel Valley Village has a variety of quaint restaurants, boutiques, galleries and other gourmet fare. For more information visit, carmelvalleycalifornia.com.


Southern Monterey County Wine Tasting

River Road Wine Trail

Nestled in the heart of the Salinas Valley among the Santa Lucia Highlands, explore some of the finest boutique wineries on the Central Coast of California AND Southern Monterey County. Set up a tour or create your own experience with the help of downloadable maps. This scenic drive features rolling hills and rich farmlands. Make sure to call your desired tasting rooms prior to visit to confirms hours of operation. For more information visit, riverroadwinetrail.com