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Address: 700 Cannery Row, 2nd Floor, Monterey, CA 93940-1063
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+1 831-646-5446
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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This regional wine market and bistro is Cannery Row's 2nd largest...

This regional wine market and bistro is Cannery Row's 2nd largest attraction and is a must see when in Monterey. We invite you to come in and discover the culinary delights of Monterey Wine Country. Take in the magnificent ocean's edge location while sampling locally-sourced wine and food. An entire wall of windows overlooks the majestic Monterey Bay, providing a stunning backdrop for a wine tasting and/or dinning adventure. Housed in a renovated circa 1918 sardine cannery and showcases over 95 Monterey County wineries.

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Excellent wine tasting and bistro

We had lunch and tasted several wines with friends who were picking up their wine club shipment. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch (very good options available) and the four wines... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Beachwalker5
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Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch and tasted several wines with friends who were picking up their wine club shipment. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch (very good options available) and the four wines they poured. We joined their Club Quattro. We return each month to pick up our shipment and have also eaten lunch several times Definitely recommend this. The grapes for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely recommend this spot overlooking the bay down in Cannery Row. I went with a friend who lives in Monterey and we both learned so much about local wines, businesses and just the general area. Our server / sommelier was incredibly knowledgeable about the wines on the tasting menu, clearly loved his job, and could fill us in on local... More 

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Merced Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Views were incredible! and the wine was great. My husband had beer and they had Peter B's on tap. We like that they support local businesses.

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Modesto
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went on a Friday afternoon. We were seated in front a very dirty window that looked like it hadn't been cleaned for ages and had bird feces all over it. After sampling some different wines we bought a bottle and decided to share a glass out of the bottle and were charged a "sipping" fee that... More 

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Thank carrieh377
San Jose, California, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This used to be one of our favorite places to go while in Monterey. Over the years they have made changes to squeeze every dime out of their customers. Our most recent visit was this past Saturday, we arrived around 12:00 to an completely empty restaurant/wine bar - that should have been our first clue. We had 5 adults and... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

the wine was flowing and the food (hummus and panini) hit the spot for wine tasting, and the view was great.

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Sonoma Country, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

After a long walk to the Cannery Row area we decided to stop for lunch. We chose this spot because we thought it would be quieter then the main restaurants along the Row and we were right. This wine bar/restaurant is upstairs and out of the way but worth finding. It has a nice vibe to the interior, a spectacular... More 

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Vacaville, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My wife and I visited A Taste of Monterey. It is a small market and wine bar located on top of one of the buildings in Cannery Row area of Monterey, CA. The view is nice ... but that is about it. Wine tasting is $20, and the wines are of poor quality. They use a measuring pour spout, so... More 

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Ken R, Manager at A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro, responded to this review

We do offer a $10 tasting option. Both tasting fee amounts are rebated with a purchase of two bottles or more of wine. The tasting line ups of wines are changed every month. More 

Cupertino, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Had a fantastic appetizer lunch there while watching the ocean from the second story table. Also, an interesting store filled with wines at a decent price and lots of wine related gift and decorator items.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Was looking for a glass of wine and a view. Found it. However, the staff wasn't very friendly. Wine was good, acceptably priced. Had one appitizer, the bacon wrapped date, a little too greasy.

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