Monterey is California’s haven for wine connoisseurs. With over 40,000 acres of vineyards, Monterey County is home to some of the best wineries, wine events and tours. One upcoming event is the Monterey Winemakers’ Celebration on May 4. Spend a romantic afternoon filled with everything from red wine to culinary delights. For more details, read below.
MONTEREY WINEMAKERS’ CELEBRATION
Let the festivities begin with the Monterey Winemakers’ Celebration on May 4. Broaden your palate with selections from the premier wine region of Carmel-by-the-Sea. This iconic event will start its 27th celebration at 1 p.m. on Dolores Street between Ocean and 7th. Taste samples from both the established and small production wineries of Monterey County. Learn from local winemakers and wine grape growers. Pair your fine wine with light bites from area chefs. Tickets for the main event (1 p.m. – 4p.m.) cost $75. For early access and valet parking, buy the VIP Experience ticket for $125. The designated drivers of your group can enter the event for just $35. All ticketholders must be 21 or older.
HOTEL NEAR MONTEREY WINEMAKERS’ CELEBRATION
Turn your day of fine wine tasting into a weekend affair with your special plus one! An intimate Monterey boutique hotel like DeAnza Inn is the perfect choice. This property is conveniently located near many Monterey attractions, including the Monterey Winemakers’ Celebration. It also offers spacious rooms complete with a variety of amenities.
WINE TOURS IN MONTEREY
Relax and take a tour of local wineries without the worry of driving. Main Event Transportation offers a plethora of local winery tours. Limousines, SUVs, passenger vans and mini coaches, are all available for easy transport. They offer customized tours of Monterey Bay, Carmel Valley and Salinas Valley. Another great option is Monterey Guided Wine Tours. With an exclusive Private Wine Tour for Two and Wine Taster Package, you can get an insider’s view of the best Monterey wineries. Their packages include a four-hour wine tasting tour, door-to-door service, champagne mimosas and much more. For a full list of Monterey Country wineries, take a look at this map!
WINERIES TO VISIT IN MONTEREY
Want to explore only the best of Monterey wineries? For an all-inclusive experience, stop by The Wine Experience. This winery offers a variety of interactive and informative wine classes, like wine blending and wine making. The Cheese Shop allows visitors to pair the right cheese with their wine. And nothing beats A Taste of Monterey Wine Market & Bistro! It’s “the official” regional wine visitors’ center, featuring selections from over 95 local wineries.
Take your special someone on a romantic getaway they won’t forget! Be sure to make it extra special with a weekend stay in Monterey at DeAnza Inn.
WHERE TO STAY
An ideal couples retreat, with spacious bedrooms and a convenient location near all Monterey Peninsula’s major attractions. 2141 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 993940. 800.858.8775