Among the seven appelations that encompass Monterey County, Carmel valley houses Monterey wineries, which is definitely unlike no other.You can find the Monterey wineries amidst the towering landscape of Santa Lucia. With this, Carmel valley is able to survive despite of the daytime fogs and gusts of wind during summer days due to its warm climate, which is remarkablt beneficial to many types of red wines like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Camel valley village is uniquely filled with attractive looking spaces for wine tasting representing the fast progress of wineries in this area.
My first pick is Ventana Vineyards. Randy Pura owns Ventana vineyards, a winery room in Monterey wineries and J. Douglas Meador produces the wine. The Ventana vineyards different a wide range of wine varieties including Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Gewurztraminer, Meritage, Muscat, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Shiraz/ Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc. Tasting wine at Ventana vineyards is usually charged at a fee which is essentially waived with a purchase. There are various amenities you can enjoy here including barrel room, gift shop, scenic views, meeting facilities and others.
The owner of Ventana vineyards has teamed up withan excellent wine maker named J. Douglas Meador to offer an exclusive collection of vino, which includes Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Franc, Meritage, Merlot, Muscat, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Shiraz/Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc. People have to pay for the entrance fee before getting to taste the wines but will be waived once you purchase at least a bottle of wine from them. Other amenities that you can find in Ventana vineyards are the gift shop, meeting rooms, barrel rooms, the scenic landscape outside, etc.
Parsonage Village Vineyard is uniquely positioned to stand out. Parsonage village vineyard, another winery found in the magnificent Carmel Valley is owned and managed by Bill and Mary Parsons. Bill is mainly working on wine production and has long since produced a variety of wines that include the Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon, Melot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Petite Verdot, Shiraz and Saugvignon Blanc. Due to its location in Carmel valley wineries, Parsonage village vineyard is able to take advantage of the best climate conditions for any wine producing vineyard.
The biggest vineyard that you cannot miss is Chateau Julien Wine Estate.
Located right off the Carmel Valley road, you can find a beautiful French Estate that features landscape grounds, visitor areas, patios, terraces and a huge wineyard that is called Chateau Julien Wine Estate. The sort of wines developed there are usually ferment ages wines and Chardonnays. Aside from that, they also have other specialty wines such as cream sherry and port.
Among the wineries in Montreal wineries, Bernardus winery and vineyards have become popular and known because of their Bernardus wine. Aside from Bernardus, they also offer other varieties of wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Visiting Bernardus winery and wineyard also gives you the pleasure of the best comforts such as art shows/displays, restaurant and areas for events that can accommodate as grand as a wedding.