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Address: 2999 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Monterey, CA 93940
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+1 831-372-7415
11:00 - 17:00
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The Monterey location is closed for good and that is really sad. We loved that place and it wasn't too bad of a drive from the Bay area. Any reason is good to go visit Monterey... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 August 2015
Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

The Monterey location is closed for good and that is really sad. We loved that place and it wasn't too bad of a drive from the Bay area. Any reason is good to go visit Monterey but Ventana's tasting room was a high-lite for us. We have not been to the Soledad location yet but we will have to in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

We stopped here on our way out of Monterey. The grounds are lovely but we were hoping to be able to "stroll the winery" a little more. Both staff members were helping another group when we arrived, so we started the tasting by ourselves. I thought that someone might come check on us when they were done with that group,... More 

2 Thank kellyshoe13
Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Ventana was our first stop on our wine trolley tour. We had a great time and we learned so much useful information about the wines and wine etiquette. I really loved the atmosphere of the patio and my husband and I will definitely go back on our next trip to Monterey.

1 Thank 651Sarah_S_12
Pacific Grove
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

The Ventana wines are great! We were introduced to the medal winner Chardonnay on a fishing trip 2 years ago. We certainly do appreciate the quality and the price if these fine local wines.

1 Thank frenchirishlass
Linden, MI
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013

Not only were the wines excellent, but our host was fantastic! As we were new to the "wine tasting arena", we didn't know a lot about what to do. Our host showed us everything and answered all our questions. It was incredible. And since it was Sunday before Christmas, it was a small group. It was amazing that he took... More 

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Wyoming, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

We spent a very delightful hour here. Ashley was our 'guide' was VERY knowledgeable about the wines, vineyards and the wine process. We learned a lot and enjoyed her "presentation". The wines were very good. We are glad we decided to stop here!

Thank Malena N
Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

Richard did a great job going over wine tasting etiquette and learning about the central coast wine specialties. Ventana wine is great and was a highlight of our wine tour. We are going back to buy more to take home from the trip. Highly recommended!

Thank Brian A
Washington, D.C.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

This cozy tasting room, situated next to Tarpy's Roadhouse, offered a wine for every palate. They were closing out a Chardonnay vintage for $90 a case and it was flying out of the tasting room. The staff was well-informed and patient in explaining the vintages and varieties, and greeted regulars and newcomers with enthusiasm. There's a shaded outdoor terrace for... More 

Thank Wordbabe
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

Richard's educational tasting explanations were interesting and humorous. We quite enjoyed our time at Ventana!

Thank Shan B
Escondido, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

Visited this little tasting room and really enjoyed it. Outstanding Chardonnay. My daughter-in-law and I purchased a couple of glasses of it after the tasting and sat outside and enjoyed the quiet patio. Ended up buying a bottle of their excellent Pinot Noir for my husband.

Thank bonnetta

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