Exquisite Wineries in Monterey, CA and Beyond

The Finest Wines in the County

A two and a half-hour drive from Wine Country up north, Monterey County may not be people’s first association with California wine. But in our town and the surrounding area, you can find world-renowned vineyards, formulating some of the greatest wines our state has to offer. Your stay at Portola Hotel & Spa provides premier access to a number of wineries in Monterey, CA.

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

Pierce Ranch Vineyards

With its Tasting Room, based in Monterey, the Pierce Ranch Vineyards provides the best opportunity to sample wines straight from the source. Specializing in Spanish and Portuguese varietals, such as a chocolatey, yet floral Touriga from 2010, Pierce Ranch is a true standout among Monterey wineries. The vineyards and tasting room also host a variety of events from concerts to holiday parties.

499 Wave Street
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-8900

Bargetto Winery

Crafting wines that define the California taste -- like a decadent Port and other dessert wines -- the Bargetto tasting room provides the Napa experience in a friendly, comfortable environment. Less than 10 minutes away by car from our hotel, you can enjoy unforgettable Monterey wine tasting mere minutes away from our hotel at Bargetto Winery.

700 Cannery Room, Suite G
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 373-4053

Ventana Vineyards

For an authentic vineyard visit, take the trip to Ventana Vineyards, located about an hour away in Soledad. Ventana stands out as one of the most decorated vineyards in the country, with awards from a number of publications and festivals lauding their creations. With a number of whites and reds in their collection, you’ll have much to sample when you visit these vineyards.

3740 Los Coches Road
Soledad, CA 93960
(831) 678-2306

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