Tasting Rooms

Carmel Valley is home to world renowned vineyards and tasting rooms. Within steps of Hidden Valley Inn there are 24 tasting rooms with a wide variety of styles and producers to choose from. Below are some of our favorites that are not to miss!

 

Joyce Vineyards

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All wines are produced and bottled at our own production facility in Salinas, California by winemaker Russell Joyce and his small team of dedicated individuals. Each individual who assists in making our production possible shares the same values when it comes to making wine in Monterey County. 

We harvest at moderate ripeness in order to avoid any deliberate additions as much as possible so the finished wine will be as transparent as possible showing the natural character of the terroir in which it derives from. Élevage for all of our wines takes place in neutral vessels allowing the grape to shine and avoid becoming masked by overpowering oak characteristics. 

Our main focus is to produce honest, transparent wine that represents a time and place. Each vintage of our wine will be unique given the growing conditions that season but one thing that will remain constant is our dedication in the cellar to produce honest wine that showcases the natural tension and energy which comes from Monterey’s coastal climate.

Sunday-Friday: 12pm to 5:30pm
Saturday: 11am to 5:30pm
1 E. Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA  93924
PH 831-659-2885
info@joycevineyards.com


Georis Winery

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The vineyard is located in the mountains of the upper Carmel Valley, California, 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Our 14 acre vineyard is planted to  Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Pinot Noir grapes. Our terroir is  sandy clay loam with gravel and river rocks. Some small vineyard areas  include chalky soils.

At Georis Winery, we strive to be environmentally responsible and pay tribute to our land. We farm in the most natural way by looking after the health of our vines and encourage biodiversity making our own compost and planting cover crops during the rainy season.This delayed  attention to our unique terroir influences the character and quality of our world class wines.

Monday-Sunday: 11:30pm to 5:30pm
1 Pilot Road
Carmel Valley, CA  93924
PH 831-659-1080


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Holman Ranch

Located at the northeastern tip of the Carmel Valley Appellation, the family-owned Holman Ranch resides approximately 12 miles inland from the Pacific Coast. Our 100% estate-grown wine varietals are planted on approximately 18 acres of undulating terrain. The wines produced are unfined and crafted to deliver the true varietal of the grape from harvest to bottle.

The climate and terroir of the appellation has played a critical part in the success of our wines. The warmth of our inland valley coupled with the cooling marine layer has established itself as an ideal microclimate for the production of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Our Burgundy Clones have thrived from the perfect blend of ideal climate, southern exposure, and thin rocky soils.

The estate wines of Holman Ranch include: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rosé of Pinot Noir, and Sparkling (or Brut) Rosé.

Tuesday-Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
18 W. Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA  93923
PH 831-601-8761
wines@holmanranch.com


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Testarossa Winery 

The grape-growing tradition in the Santa Lucia Highlands was first established with the arrival of the Spanish in the 1790’s. The modern wave of vineyard plantings began in the 1980’s and the region has gained world-renowned repuation for fabulous California Pinot Noir. We, at Testarossa Winery, have been making wines from this region since 1997 and continue to build strong relationships with the top vineyard farmers. We now source grapes from ten different vineyards producing some of the country’s most outstanding Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.

Sunday-Friday: 12pm to 5pm
Saturday: 11am to 6pm
1 E. Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA  93924
PH 831-298-7726
CarmelTastingRoom@testarossa.com

 


 
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Bernardus Winery

Bernardus’ three estate vineyards — Marinus, located in Cachagua and planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec; Featherbow, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon grown in front of the winery; and Ingrid’s Vineyard, located 10 miles west of Marinus and planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir — are managed by Matt Shea, a champion of sustainable practices that ensure vine and soil health while reducing reliance on chemical fertilizers and pesticides. His goal is to produce the best possible fruit while caring for the land on which it grows.

Monday-Sunday: 11am to 5pm
5 W. Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA  93924
PH 831-298-8021
TastingRoom@bernarduswinery.com


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Cima Collina

Cima Collina produces meticulously crafted, artisan wines from small Monterey County vineyards. From the rugged Big Sur coastline to the prairie lands of south Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco, every vineyard develops its own set of diverse flavors. It is our passion to discover these local flavors and produce unfined, unfiltered wines that reflect a sense of place. Each of our food-friendly current releases, reflect Winemaker Annette Hoff’s commitment to authentic artisan winemaking, with dedicated growers, carefully chosen fruit and the creation of wine on a barrel-to-barrel basis.

Monday-Sunday: 12pm to 6pm
9-A E. Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA  93924
PH 831 620-0645
Info@cimacollina.com


 
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Talbott Vineyards 

Located in the picturesque heart of Carmel Valley Village, our Tasting Room offers a one-of-a-kind wine tasting experience. The Tasting Room features a lovely outdoor seating area that is perfect for picnic dining as guests are welcome to bring their own food, or just relax with some delicious wine.

Monday-Sunday: 11am to 5pm
25 Pilot Road
Carmel Valley, CA  93924
PH 831 659-3500
TastingRoom@TalbottVineyards.com


 
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I. Brand & Family Wines

We did not set out to make these wines. We discovered great vineyards at the edge of sensible farming and decided to bring them to light.The farther we looked, the more we found – remote, challenging vineyards, with hard depleted soils, and intense sunlight tempered only by the coastal breeze. Vineyards capable of producing only the most idiosyncratic wines. Our goal as winemakers is to lightly polish the roughest edges and leave the idiosyncrasy intact. It is here in the back country, filled with individual character, where Le P’tit Paysan comes to life.