Monterey Bay Region Wine Trails

Santa Benito County’s Cienega Road Wine Trail

Set in an idyllic small valley surrounded by spectacular agriculture, San Benito County‘s Cienega Road Wine Trail provides a day of wine tasting. Sip and savor your wine while overlooking the picturesque Diablo and Gabilan Mountain range.

Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail

Follow the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail signs to more than 25 family-owned wineries and tasting rooms. Award-winning wines meet stunning vineyard views in this relaxed atmosphere that welcomes wine lovers. Known as one of California’s oldest premium wine-growing regions, the Santa Clara Valley is close to Gilroy with its famous outlets and family-friendly attractions.

Santa Cruz County’s Corralitos Wine Trail

The Corralitos Wine Trail features six independent, family-owned wineries in a region known for apple orchards, redwood trees, and horse farms. Storrs Winery’s tasting room overlooks the picturesque organically-farmed Hidden Springs estate vineyard. At Alfaro Family Vineyards, an elevated tasting area affords sweeping views of the vineyards below. Lester Estates sits amongst lush rolling hills: the perfect setting for award-winning wines. Nicholson Vineyards is surrounded by Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards and Tuscan olive trees.

Carmel Valley Road Trail

Carmel Valley is a prime destination for wine lovers. With many tasting rooms clustered together in the heart of Carmel Valley Village, you’ll have just a short stroll between each. Park once and let someone else do the driving—book a wine tour or simply hop on the Monterey-Salinas Transit bus 24, otherwise known as the Grapevine Express.

Carmel’s Wine Walk by-the-Sea

Stroll among 15 tasting rooms in downtown Carmel-By-the-Sea, the whimsical one-square-mile village often chosen as one of the most romantic in the world. The tasting rooms offer a walkable and lively atmosphere for visitors who want to enjoy Monterey County wines in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. No matter your taste, you will find several opportunities to explore and learn about wine.

Cannery Row Wine Walk

The Cannery Row wine trail is the perfect place to sample Monterey County wines while enjoying incredible views of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Step into A Taste of Monterey, which features 95 wineries and is designated as the Regional Wine Visitors’ Center for Monterey County. Inspired? Take the wine trail and enjoy the award-winning wines of Monterey County at four additional tasting rooms.

More great wine trails along the California Central Coast.


California's Central Coast consists of:

VENTURA REGION: Ventura County, Camarillo, Conejo Valley, Heritage Valley, Oxnard, Simi Valley
SANTA BARBARA REGION: Santa Barbara County, Buellton, Carpinteria Valley, Lompoc Valley, Los Olivos, Santa Maria Valley, Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
SAN LUIS OBISPO REGION: San Luis Obispo County, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Cambria, Cayucos, Grover Beach, Harmony, Morro Bay, Nipomo, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, San Simeon
MONTEREY BAY REGION: Monterey County, Santa Cruz County, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Gilroy, Hollister, San Benito, San Juan Bautista

About Central Coast Tourism Council

The Central Coast Tourism Council (CCTC) is a non-profit organization comprised of Destination Management Organizations (DMOs; Convention & Visitor Bureaus, Chambers of Commerce, etc.) throughout the California Central Coast. Comprised of tourism and hospitality professionals, the mission of CCTC is to jointly promote the entire California Central Coast as a destination. The four regions that comprise California’s Central Coast include Monterey Bay, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. The CCTC also serves as the Central Coast’s voice in Sacramento, and as a partner with Visit California’s global marketing and advertising campaigns.