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!
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
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
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