Visit numerous wine tasting venues within a few blocks of each other in Carmel-by-the-Sea's coastal village.
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Galante Vineyards opened the first wine tasting room in Carmel in 2005, showcasing one of the best Cabernets in Monterey County. Many of the WINE WALK tasting rooms represent long-time winery families in Monterey County such as Caraccioli Cellars and Scheid Vineyards. Two of the wine tasting rooms, Cima Collina and Wrath Wines, present wine made by female winemakers.
Some of the wine tasting rooms show up in other businesses such as Figge Cellars in a well-established art gallery, the Winfield Gallery. The Cheese Shop, famous for tasting of cheese from all over the world, also has wine tasting. Tudor wines are available for tasting in Andre’s Bouchee Bistro. The Bountiful Basket offers wine tasting along with olive oil tasting.
Southern Latitude Wines, Vino Napoli, La Bicyclette Restaurant and Nielsen Bros. Market offer wine tasting from Australia, New Zealand, Italy and from around the world.
For more information about wine tasting and planning your trip to Carmel, contact the Carmel Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center at 800-550-4333 or go online to www.carmelcalifornia.org.
Formerly the location for Piatti's Restaurant, Vesuvio has quickly become a local favorite along with a stylish rooftop deck.
Locally renowned restaurateur Rich Pepe has done it again with his most recent creation, Vesuvio — the newest Italian dining experience to hit Carmel-by-the-Sea, since Pepe's first success with Little Napoli in 1991. But don’t expect to find plain old spaghetti and meatballs on Vesuvio’s menu. Instead, the restaurant offers truly indigenous Italian meals that Pepe knew were simply too good to keep secret any longer. Like a two-sided coin, Vesuvio is both tranquil and romantic with an edge of trendy nightlife. Speaking of trendy, the rooftop deck called “Starlight 65° Rooftop Lounge” offers a cosmopolitan flair with a full bar, fire pits, and stylish lounge seating. Centrally located on the corner of 6th & Mission, Vesuvio’s doors are open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner, 4:00 to 11:00 p.m. For reservations, call 831.626.PEPE (7373) or visit pepemag.com for more info.
TRIO CARMEL IS A NEW EXPERIENCE OF LOCAL ART, MONTEREY COUNTY WINES AND PREMIUM OLIVE OILS & BALSAMIC TASTINGS
Sample the freshest olive oils from around the world, balsamic and flavored vinegars, taste some exceptional, small-vineyard Monterey Country wines, and enjoy the contemporary art surrounding you. All premium products produced by artisans both locally and around the world.
Visit Trio Carmel on Dolores Street between Ocean Avenue and 7th or visit them online at www.triocarmel.com. For more information, call (800) 860-3024.