Monterey Wine


Monterey is an AVA within the Monterey County region, in the Central Coast of California. It runs between Monterey Bay in the north and extends as far as San Luis Obispo AVA to the south. Most of the Salinas Valley lies within it, providing a natural channel for the Bay fog and winds which lengthen the growing season and control acid balance in the grapes. 
The vastness of the region lends itself to somewhat diverse growing conditions. Coastal areas are suited to cool climate varietals such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewurtztraminer while warmer sections tend toward Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel. 
Monterey is further subdivided into the following regions:
Arroyo Seco
Carmel Valley
Hames Valley
San Antionio Valley - Monterey
San Bernabe
San Lucas
Santa Lucia Highlands
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Popular Wineries in Monterey View all

  • Maverick Wine Group, Llc

    Maverick Wine Group LLC is based in Santa Maria, California. Our Truffle Wine Brand capitalizes...

  • Scheid Vineyards

    To summarize the essence of a company in a one or two sentence mission statement is a daunting ta...

  • Otter Cove

    We produce wines with Monterey County grapes. We were able to bring some great tasting wines to M...

  • Chateau Julien Wine Estate

    In the late 1970's, Bob and Patty Brower set out to fulfill their dream. Originally from the East...

  • Carmel Road Winery

    Carmel Road Winery is located in the heart of Monterey County where the air is crisp and the temp...

  • Ventana Vineyards

    Great wines are made in the vineyard, and the Ventana Vineyard has the perfect combination of wat...

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  • Galante Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Carmel Valley Blackjack Pasture 2004


    Very nice wine. Rich and fruity with chocolate and spice flavors. Its a really fruity wine and that dominates the profile, hiding the tannins and structure. There are some more noticeable tannins on the finish, but the sweet fruit dominates. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Paraiso Springs Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands 2004


    Earthy with a cool bramble and fig flavor. In the mid palate the wine offers plums but is tempered by an animal character (fleshiness). Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Estancia Sauvignon Blanc Pinnacles Ranches 2007


    Light oaky flavor, with vanilla tones. Easy to sip, but best with food; a little too sweet without something to balance or temper the flavors. Read More

    Wine review by TXEagle

  • Mandolin Pinot Noir California 2008


    Good pinot with pimarily red fruit on the nose/palate, but also some syrah-like spice. Read More

    Wine review by ONUMello

  • Furthermore Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Sleepy Hollow 2007


    This is classic Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir. Dark fruit, long dynamic after taste that lingers with minerality. Read More

    Wine review by chad1616

  • Cima Collina Pinot Noir Monterey County 2005


    Very rich with a great fruity nose. Very fruity, especially so for a Pinot Noir - fruit really moving towards currants and raisins. A bit much for some people, but some of us love it super fruity.Finishes with nice soft vanilla flavors, which combined with the fruit is reminiscent of baked blackberry pie. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Talbott Kali Hart Chardonnay 2008


    This is an exceptional bargain and has been our standard house chardonnay since the first release (2001). It has held up well in blind tastings against chardonnays costing twice as much. It is well balanced with a trace of oak and a long, complex aftertaste. Most of the vintages have been outstanding except for the 2003 which was a tad oxidiz... Read More

    Wine review by mgspikers

  • Talbott Kali Hart Chardonnay 2008


    I have enjoyed Kali Hart since the very first vintage, it was then and still is well made, and an incredible value. This Chard is as elegant and nuanced as its bigger, pricier Talbott Chardonnay brothers. Beginning with the current 2008 vintage the production of this wine has been greatly reduced; so don't expect to find it just anywhere. Read More

    Wine review by wine national

  • Poppy Pinot Noir 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by tdog9000

  • Estancia Pinot Noir Monterey 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by padram

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