Unique features: Blair’s tasting room is located on the lower level of the Carmel Plaza. As Jeffrey Blair says, “They've remodeled the courtyard with fire pits and garden areas. It's quite lovely and our new tasting room fits right in with its great wooden walls, long bar, and comfortable seating. Come see our wall of wine.”
Wine portfolio: Rose of Pinot Noir, Delfina's Vineyard, Arroyo Seco AVA; Pinot Gris, Arroyo Seco AVA; Chardonnay, Delfina's Vineyard, Arroyo Seco AVA; Chardonnay "The Matriarch", Delfina's Vineyard, Arroyo Seco AVA; Pinot Noir, Delfina's Vineyard, Arroyo Seco AVA and Pinot Noir "The Reserve", Delfina's Vineyard, Arroyo Seco AVA.
Directions: From Hwy 1 take Ocean Avenue into downtown Carmel. The Carmel Plaza is at Ocean and Mission Streets.
Hours: Sun-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7. Check for seasonal hours.
In Courtyard of Carmel Plaza, Ocean Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
Manzoni Cellars on San Carlos
Unique features: Manzoni Vineyards has opened a warm, inviting tasting room in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea offering the opportunity to enjoy award-winning, artisan wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County.
Wine portfolio: Estate Pinot Noir and Syrah, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rosé of Pinot, Zinfandel and a Bordeaux Blend.
Directions: From Hwy 1, take Ocean Avenue into downtown Carmel. Turn left on San Carlos. The Paseo Courtyard is on the right in the first block.
Hours: Daily 12-6. Dogs welcome.
Paseo Courtyard, San Carlos btwn Ocean & 7th, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
Scheid Vineyards on San Carlos
Wine portfolio: Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Muscato, Late Harvest Riesling, Sangiovese, Triple Layer White and Red, Albariño, Grenache Blanc, Odd Lot White and Red, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Grenache. Along with nine reserve wines which include a series of four Pinot Noirs.
Directions: From Hwy. 1, take Ocean Avenue into downtown Carmel. Turn left on San Carlos and go to 7th Avenue.
Hours: Sun-Thu 12-7, Fri & Sat 12-8.
Facilities: Selection of educational classes, such as a Hands-On Blending Workshop. Private dinners and events for up to 30 people.
San Carlos at 7th, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
Silvestri Vineyards on 7th Avenue
Unique features: Experience the feeling of “home” at the Silvestri Vineyards tasting room in downtown
Carmel-by-the-Sea. Famed film composer Alan Silvestri and his wife Sandra invite you to come in and
taste their handcrafted estate grown, produced and bottled wines from their vineyard in Carmel Valley.
Wine portfolio: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and small lots of Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Rosé, Barbera and a Meritage blend.
Directions: From Hwy 1, go west on Ocean Avenue. On 7th Avenue between San Carlos and Dolores in
Hours: Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7.
7th Avenue btwn. Dolores and San Carlos, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
Windy Oaks Estate on Dolores
Unique features: Windy Oaks invites you to their new tasting room in Carmel-by-the-Sea, nestled in a flower-bedecked courtyard the exquisite zinc bar is reminiscent of Parisian bistros, and the leather couch, comfy side chairs, and beautiful Oriental carpets make you feel as if you're in someone’s tasteful home. Oil paintings by a well-known local artist complete the feeling of stepping into a private living room.
Wine portfolio: Estate Pinot Noirs, Chardonnay, and Syrah; non-estate Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Unoaked Chardonnay, and a Red Rhone blend from select vineyards in the Monterey and Santa Cruz Mountain appellations.
Directions: From Hwy 1, take Ocean Ave. into downtown Carmel. Windy Oaks is located one-and-a-half blocks north of Ocean, between Dolores and Lincoln, and 5th and 6th, across from the Jack London Pub in Su Vecino Court.
Hours: Sun-Thu 12-6; Fri-Sat 12-7. Check for seasonal hours.
Lincoln Street just off Ocean Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
Albatross Ridge in Downtown Carmel
Unique features: With a new location on NE Dolores Street, just one shop off Ocean Avenue in downtown Carmel, the Bowlus family and manager Jon Karlo Macias welcome guests and members into a modern open space adorned with hand-laid stone walls and a gorgeous quartzite bar with comfortable seating. There is also a large table that can be reserved for private tastings.
Wine portfolio: All wines are estate grown on Albatross Estate Vineyard seven miles away. Featuring Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé Pétillant Naturel, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Limited selection of library wines available to taste and purchase.
Directions: From Hwy 1 take Ocean Avenue into downtown Carmel. Turn, right onto Dolores Street. The tasting room is on the NE corner of the street, just one shop off Ocean Avenue next to Carmel Classics T-shirt Company.
Hours: Mon-Thu & Sun: 12-7, Fri-Sat: 12-9. Private events available. Friendly dogs welcome.
Dolores btwn. Ocean Avenue and Sixth Street, Carmel, CA 93921